Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba is still a hot commodity in NHL circles. Here’s why he can easily end up with the New York Rangers.
This past off-season Winnipeg Jets Defenseman Jacob Trouba requested a trade from after he found out he wouldn’t receive the playing time he wanted.
If Trouba doesn’t suit up with a team before December 1, he will be ineligible for the rest of the 2016-17 season.
Which team should Trouba go to?
Trouba should suit up with the New York Rangers. The Broadway Blueshirts are in need of a top defenseman, and with young defense prospects and an abundance of forwards, the Rangers could give Winnipeg what they want for Trouba.
Who Could The Rangers Offer?
The Rangers could give up two forwards and a defenseman for Trouba, names that come to mind are Dylan McIlrath, Kevin Hayes, J.T Miller, and a plethora of prospects.
For McIlrath, his name has been all over the place and there have been rumors recently that he is being shopped. He is young and his playing style could be used on a possible third pairing for the Jets.
The Rangers also have a lot of forwards roaming around the organization, and with Chris Kreider blooming and young guns Jimmy Vesey and Pavel Buchnevich coming around, the Blueshirts can afford to give up a forward.
In The System
The Rangers minor league system has been at an all-time high in the past few years, there is tons of young talent that could intrigue the Jets. Players like Ryan Graves and Ty Ronning could possibly go to the Jets to develop and improve and then get their shot one day.
How Will This Help The Team
With Dan Girardi seemingly never 100 percent and a worrisome defense, picking up Trouba could help this team in all aspects. This is a move GM Jeff Gorton should definitely look into if he wants to bring New York a Stanley Cup.