NHL Rumour Report: Mark Scheifele trade rumours surface

A stunning report suggests Mark Scheifele could be playing his last games in a Jets uniform.

- PK Subban. Taylor Hall. Patrik Laine. Jack Eichel. The list of players who appeared untouchable at the time and ended up getting traded is longer than you think.

- This one truly is out of left field, but let's at least entertain it: rumblings around the league suggest that this could be Scheifele's last season in Winnipeg as the organization takes a deep look at its core. Currently sitting out of a playoff spot in the West, the Jets may be looking at some form of rebuild or retool on the fly.

- Scheifele has been the Jets' top centerman for years and has a fantastic contract - 3 more prime years at $6.1m per. At first glance I don't get why you'd move a player like that, but if the Jets are looking at a gigantic roster overhaul, they'll be able to get a lot back for their top pivot. 

- Can you ever replace a number one centerman in their prime? It's not easy, and would certainly put the Jets back a few years from being competitive again.

- Most people's first instinct is to scoff at a rumour like this, but the truth is we don't really know what's going on behind the scenes. Has Scheifele asked for a trade? Are the Jets looking at some of their aging core pieces and trying to jumpstart a rebuild? It doesn't sound like anything is imminent, but we'll be sure to keep an eye out for any further developments either for or against the initial report.
If you enjoyed this rumour update, please consider sharing it and following NHL Rumour Report on Facebook and Twitter for the latest rumour updates!

Trending Rumours