Tim Haggerty- Jacob Trouba
The New York Rangers would be better off if they acquired a defenseman like Jacob Trouba via trade from the Winnipeg Jets.
The Rangers defense right now is already better than last year. However, adding Trouba could make it one of the best in the league. Just imagine:
The move could send Nick Holden and a forward back to Winnipeg. As far as Marc Staal goes, the Rangers could buy him out. It wouldn’t be cheap, but having him off the books would be huge.
Trouba carries a $2.8M cap hit. He is due for an extension in two years so the Rangers will have a good sample size to see if Trouba fits.
He had 33 points in 60 games last season and added a +4 rating.
At the end of the day Trouba makes the Rangers so much better. If their defense can play at the level their offense did last season, the Eastern Conference should be shaking in their boots.