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REPORT: Elliotte Friedman suggests TRADE for Jakob Chychrun that would definitely UPSET him

Published February 17, 2023 at 12:39
BY RYAN
It seems like Jakob Chychrun has been on the trading block forever now, but no official trade has been made. The Arizona Coyotes have been holding him out of the lineup due to his injury history, so they don't risk missing out on a trade.

Earlier this week it was reported that a trade with the LA Kings was very close, but then it seemed to all fall apart and we haven't heard any updates since.

Chychrun is entering the prime of his career, he is on a very team friendly contract and he wants to be playing on a competitive team, something the Arizona Coyotes are definitely not.

He is a top pairing defenceman and at his cap hit, he is an absolute steal and bargain for a team that is looking to improve their defence core but doesn't have much cap space.


Chychrun wants to be on a playoff calibre team, but Elliotte Friedman suggested a trade the other day that would definitely upset Chychrun if it happened.

Just an idea running through my head: Columbus moves Gavrikov and uses the return assets to try and add Chychrun. They've been interested in the Arizona D-man before and he has term.



Columbus would be an interesting place for him to play. They have stars like Johnny Gaudreau, Patrik Laine and Zach Werenski. They also have a bunch of young and coming stars like Kent Johnson, Cole Sillinger, Kirill Marchenko and Adam Boqvist.

The problem is though if Chychrun wants to be on a playoff contending team this year, the Jackets are definitely not that. But if the team can stay healthy next season, they are definitely a playoff calibre team.
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REPORT: Elliotte Friedman suggests TRADE for Jakob Chychrun that would definitely UPSET him

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