Jul 13, 2018
New York Rangers
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Hedman77</b></div><div>Why would the rangers do that? They’re rebuilding</div></div>
I can see the Rangers being interested in Trouba, but I don't see Skjei being the piece they trade. Rangers are thin down the left side of D and overstocked on the right. While acquiring Trouba would be an upgrade over Skjei, the Rangers would still need more guys on the left, thus forcing some of those RD to play on their off side. Not ideal.
I'm not familiar enough with Winnipeg's needs to know what they'd be trying to pry out of the Rangers, but I could see the Rangers parting with forwards to acquire Trouba. Over on fan boards, I've heard speculation that Zuc, Hayes, Spooner, and Vesey are available. Losing Hayes or Zuc would be a mistake IMO.
I'd read that Trouba was looking for playing time last summer and this season Winnipeg gave it to him. While playing in NYC has its allure, playing for a team that's a contender would be more desirable, no? Rangers will be a playoff bubble team this year. Still a couple of seasons away from being a Cup contender.