Rangers Rumors: Jacob Trouba Done In New York

New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba has been a very popular name in the rumor mill. The Rangers have been discussing a trade with the Detroit Red Wings regarding Trouba, but there have been reports that the captain is unhappy about the situation.

According to New York Post's Larry Brooks, even if Trouba ends up blocking a trade to the Red Wings, the Rangers will still move him to another club. Brooks also noted that this could happen through waivers. 

Here is what Brooks said on the matter: "If Trouba does not approve a trade to Detroit that is believed in place, he will ultimately be sent somewhere else, perhaps by waivers. The decision has been made."

The primary reason why the Rangers are looking to move on from Trouba is because of his immensely high $8 million cap hit. In addition, the Michigan native has noticeably seen his role with the Rangers drop, which makes his cap hit simply too high for them. This is especially so when noting that the Rangers are in Stanley Cup mode and looking to add more pieces to their roster elsewhere. 

Trouba, 30, appeared in 69 games this past season with the Rangers, where he had three goals, 22 points, 73 penalty minutes, 191 hits, and a minus-4 rating. He also received the Mark Messier Award, which recognizes a player as a superior leader in the sport and as a contributing member of society. 

We will need to wait and see if Trouba officially ends up on the Red Wings or if the Rangers move him somewhere else from here.

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