Report: Rangers & Red Wings Working on Blockbuster Trade

The New York Rangers are one step closer to trading captain Jacob Trouba. Reports surfaced early Saturday morning, day 2 of the 2024 NHL Draft, that the Rangers and Detroit Red Wings were closing in on an agreement.

Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting, the two teams are in advanced trade talks - "Indeed, a well-placed source has told The Post that GM Chris Drury is working on a deal to send the captain (Trouba) to a trade that the Michigan native would presumably accept after having played as a freshman for the Wolverines in 2012-13.”

So far there's been no reports of who would be heading to New York in exchange or if there will be any salary retained. Trouba is owed $8 million for the next two seasons and submits a no-trade 15-team list on July 1. It's presumed, Detroit would be a team he's open to joining after spending one season at the University of Michigan and being a native of Rochester, Michigan.

The Rangers are looking to re-tool on the fly and spend some more money on impact forwards, leading Trouba to be a prime trade candidate this offseason. The Red Wings on the other hand freed up some salary cap space with a recent salary dump of Jake Walman to the San Jose Sharks and GM Steve Yzerman would like to upgrade his roster this summer. The Wings want to take a giant step forward next season and could see Trouba being a perfect #2 RHD option behind young star Mo Seider.

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