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    What are Jacob Trouba's Strong Defensive Attributes?

    I'm having trouble trying to figure out what Troubas strong defensive attributes are. He seems slow to engage in his zone and has many misreads on plays. I like his shot from the point ( if it's on net ) but I'm not seeing a whole lot of defensive stability. I'd love it if someone could explain why he deserved that contract, based on his performance in N.Y..

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    Or should this be in a Trouba thread?

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    Absolutely should be it's own thread.
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    Agreed. This was an old Ranger move based on one really good season. Pionk was developing nicely and could've stayed for less money. Regretful move, another D albatross for many moons to come. To answer the original question which seems sort of rhetorical because we all watch the same hockey games....Average all around D man. Not impressed so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsm7302 View Post
    Agreed. This was an old Ranger move based on one really good season. Pionk was developing nicely and could've stayed for less money. Regretful move, another D albatross for many moons to come. To answer the original question which seems sort of rhetorical because we all watch the same hockey games....Average all around D man. Not impressed so far.
    Except it's not, because Trouba is only 25. Everyone here fucking hated Pionk last year, wanted him benched or sent down, now suddenly it's the opposite? Please.

    Do we need a negative thread after every loss? It's kinda pathetic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    Except it's not, because Trouba is only 25. Everyone here fucking hated Pionk last year, wanted him benched or sent down, now suddenly it's the opposite? Please.

    Do we need a negative thread after every loss? It's kinda pathetic.
    In terms of age, I understand your counter however my comment was meant more so as "the big name" in the big apple signing. History isn't good for us in signing the big names on the market. Hopefully he pans out; we all have the same goal here.

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    From what I see:

    Pros

    • Solid positionally
    • Calm with the puck and makes quick and smart decisions with it
    • Tough to play against physically, takes and gives the body well
    • Heavy shot



    Cons

    • Lacks high end speed/acceleration, which means he can't recover like a McDonagh used to be able to do when he...
    • Gets caught flat-footed at times
    • Lacks puck control skills that elite defensemen have



    Worth 7 years at 8M per? Tough call. I don't see a #1 here. I see a #2-#3. He can carry a 2nd pairing or be a cog for a #1 LHD. Is that worth the money paid/due?

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    This seems like a pretty bad deal now. He's not bad but he wasn't necessary. As far as the right side goes, Nils Lundqvist is a 1st round pick that may be ready next year or the year after and we have Fox looking fantastic. That makes DeAngelo the odd man out, which sucks. I'd rather have Deangelo at $5-6 mil than Trouba at $8 mil. Fox seems like he could hold down the top pair eventually with the right partner. Even Joey Keane could have been a nice fallback option on the right side very soon. I don't see how Trouba is worth that kind of money for what he brings. I'm not impressed thus far. I guess there was no way of knowing that Fox would be this good. I think if they had a do-over they pass on Trouba.

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    I noticed Trouba's contract has no trade protection this year, but does the rest of the years. Anyone know what the thinking was there on the part of both sides? Why would Trouba have agreed to that? Presumably the only reason the Rangers would have wanted that written up like that was to have an out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    I noticed Trouba's contract has no trade protection this year, but does the rest of the years. Anyone know what the thinking was there on the part of both sides? Why would Trouba have agreed to that? Presumably the only reason the Rangers would have wanted that written up like that was to have an out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsrangers View Post
    NMC through 2023-2024
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    NMC does not kick in until year 2 (https://www.capfriendly.com/players/jacob-trouba)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    NMC does not kick in until year 2 (https://www.capfriendly.com/players/jacob-trouba)
    true I was responding to your post stating there was nothing this year but it all started next season.

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    Trouba brings grit, a big shot, a veteran presence, some size, and some stability. Besides Staal, the D is extremely young. They needed a guy to come in and be the go to guy. He brings an instant legitimacy to the top pair.

    I don't think he is worth that contract, but this team needed the player. Overpaid, but its understood why. They don't have any player coming up (any time soon) that brings what he instantly brought.

    I like him and think he still needs to settle in. Better things to come from this guy.

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    If you look at it right now, sure, they overpaid.
    But I think you have to consider an element of what he might become. He's still only 25 years old. If he's still the same player at 28, then it's probably not a great deal.
    If he develops into a bonafide #1 defenseman - which is definitely possible imo - then it might look quite good.

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    Today, it looks like they overpaid for a career year.

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    Where else are you getting a Trouba-like player for cheaper?

    We also need to consider has either had a slumping Skjei or a rookie by his side. Patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torontonyr View Post
    Where else are you getting a Trouba-like player for cheaper?

    We also need to consider has either had a slumping Skjei or a rookie by his side. Patience.
    Define a "Trouba-like" player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Today, it looks like they overpaid for a career year.
    If you are unwilling to imagine him developing into something better.
    I'm not sure defensemen having career years at 23-24 years old is all that common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravesy View Post
    If you are unwilling to imagine him developing into something better.
    I'm not sure defensemen having career years at 23-24 years old is all that common.
    Brady Skjei had one at 22 lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravesy View Post
    If you are unwilling to imagine him developing into something better.
    I'm not sure defensemen having career years at 23-24 years old is all that common.
    The stars needed to align for Trouba to get one 50 point season after failing to ever hit 82 games before. His P/GP hovered between 35 and 45. We gambled. We may have lost.

    Looks like, since you asked:

    Drew Doughty had his best scoring year at 24.
    Ryan McDonagh has his best scoring year at 24.
    Karlsson at 25.
    Suter at 26.

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