The Barry Trotz Decision: Red Wings vs. Jets

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Ultimately, it’s Trotz’s decision to make.

The Red Wings have a lot to offer on the ice, including a brighter future and exciting young players like Sebastian Cossa, a goaltender who’s expected to take over the crease shortly. If Trotz wants the best chance to win a Stanley Cup in the next three years, banking on the young talent in Detroit would be his best option.

The Jets have more to offer off the ice, with the possibility of a front-office job and being closer to Trotz’s hometown. While they may have the better roster right now, they may not have the prospect talent to keep up with what the Red Wings are building.

Winnipeg may have the advantage due to Trotz’s desire to be in the front office after his next coaching gig. The Jets also seem to be all-in on Trotz, with a second interview reportedly happening this week, possibly to iron out the details of his very complex situation. If the Jets can get in two interviews before the Red Wings have one, it would seem as though they’d have the upper hand in negotiations.