Trouba’s Negotiating Tactics Fail Miserably
Jacob Trouba realizes he may have some fences to mend with fans and teammates.
But the Winnipeg Jets’ prodigal son says he has no regrets about skipping training camp and the first few weeks of the season in an effort to be traded.
Signed to a two-year contract on Monday, Trouba joined the Jets on the ice Tuesday and took questions from the media after the skate.
“I’ve committed to signing here for two years. And when I signed that piece of paper, everything changes in my mind,” Trouba said. “I’m now part of this team, and whatever I’m asked to do for these next two years while I’m under contract is what I’m going to do.”
Even if that means playing the left side of the defence, the major bone of contention he and his agent cited in asking to be shipped out of Winnipeg.
The deal he signed — for an average $3 million per season, pro-rated for the time he missed — is for far less than he could have earned in signing a long-term contract.