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NY Rangers Rumors: Is A Jacob Trouba Buyout On The Horizon?

 

Dave Litman Sunday, June 02, 2024 

 

After a disappointing finish to the conference finals for the New York Rangers, a lot of the buzz around Madison Square Garden (or at least, certainly among the fans and followers that frequent the arena), is that the Blueshirts need to seriously consider a buyout of captain Jacob Trouba. 
 

His 7-year, $8 million AAV contract is looking like an albatross, and with two years still to run, it's unlikely the team will be able to find a trade partner or get a satisfactory return, even with some retention. 

 

The calculations have been done by CapFriendly, and a buyout of Trouba would result in a $4 million cap hit over each of the next two seasons, and then $2 million in each of the 2026-27 and 2027-28 seasons. That just might be more palatable than paying $8 million for a second or even third-pairing d-man for two more years.
 


After a 50-point season with the Winnipeg Jets in 2018-19, the Rangers inadvisably signed him to a seven-year, $56 million free agent deal. It immediately looked problematic, as his points total dropped by 50% in his first season in New York. He's never come close to rebounding to that 50-point level, though his 2021-22 campaign saw him post a plus/minus rating of +25 with a career-high 11 goals and 39 points. 

 

This season, however, more disappointment, as he continued to have trouble moving the puck out of his own zone, and also in preventing zone entries. He registered three goals and 22 points in 69 games with a -4 rating. He was a -3 in the last four games against the Florida Panthers which included three straight losses and elimination from the playoffs. 

On top of all that, Trouba has a 15-team no-trade clause this coming season, so even if they were to find a team somehow willing to take him on, it might not fly. 
 

A buyout just might be on the table. 

 

https://www.nhltraderumors.me/2024/06/ny-rangers-rumors-is-jacob-trouba.html

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IF Trouba does get bought out. We convince Trouba to take a 2mil AAV cup contract. We run with Hughes/Trouba pairing, trade Hronek and use the capsavings to get 2 top 6 wingers. That'd be nice. 

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17 minutes ago, Drakrami said:

IF Trouba does get bought out. We convince Trouba to take a 2mil AAV cup contract. We run with Hughes/Trouba pairing, trade Hronek and use the capsavings to get 2 top 6 wingers. That'd be nice. 

Exactly.  Give him the OEL contract and let him rebound, and we'd have a better partner fit-wise.  Trade Hronek for a power winger (e.g. Crouse+ or B. Tkachuk) and ship out Mikheyev with a pick to fill out the rest of the roster and we should be better equipped for the playoffs.

Suter - Miller - Boeser

Crouse - Petey - Hoglander
Podkolzin - _______ - Garland
PDG - Aman - ______________

Hughes - Trouba
Soucy - _________
________ - _________

Demko
Silovs

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2 hours ago, RWJC said:

So would half the league I imagine 

If that were the case then why bother consider buying him out? The buyout is the same as retaining 50%. Except they don't get the extra two years of 2mil in dead cap.

 

Edit: Nevermind, sounds like buying him out is pure speculation.

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4 hours ago, DeNiro said:


If we could get him for the OEL contract I’d keep Hronek and sign Zadorov.

 

Hughes Trouba

Zadorov Hronek

Soucy Myers

Yup, these are the situations we need to take advantage of.  Trouba isn't a bad defenceman at all.  He's just overpaid on his current contract.  Sign him for what he's worth, and you have a legit top 4 RHD that would take a lot of heat off of Hronek.

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17 minutes ago, NoCupSyndrome said:

He ain't coming to Canada


Meh I wouldn’t buy too much into that.

 

He needs to get his game back in order. I would think a guy like Adam Foote would be the perfect mentor for him.

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6 hours ago, RWJC said:

NY Rangers Rumors: Is A Jacob Trouba Buyout On The Horizon?

 

Dave Litman Sunday, June 02, 2024 

 

After a disappointing finish to the conference finals for the New York Rangers, a lot of the buzz around Madison Square Garden (or at least, certainly among the fans and followers that frequent the arena), is that the Blueshirts need to seriously consider a buyout of captain Jacob Trouba. 
 

His 7-year, $8 million AAV contract is looking like an albatross, and with two years still to run, it's unlikely the team will be able to find a trade partner or get a satisfactory return, even with some retention. 

 

The calculations have been done by CapFriendly, and a buyout of Trouba would result in a $4 million cap hit over each of the next two seasons, and then $2 million in each of the 2026-27 and 2027-28 seasons. That just might be more palatable than paying $8 million for a second or even third-pairing d-man for two more years.
 


After a 50-point season with the Winnipeg Jets in 2018-19, the Rangers inadvisably signed him to a seven-year, $56 million free agent deal. It immediately looked problematic, as his points total dropped by 50% in his first season in New York. He's never come close to rebounding to that 50-point level, though his 2021-22 campaign saw him post a plus/minus rating of +25 with a career-high 11 goals and 39 points. 

 

This season, however, more disappointment, as he continued to have trouble moving the puck out of his own zone, and also in preventing zone entries. He registered three goals and 22 points in 69 games with a -4 rating. He was a -3 in the last four games against the Florida Panthers which included three straight losses and elimination from the playoffs. 

On top of all that, Trouba has a 15-team no-trade clause this coming season, so even if they were to find a team somehow willing to take him on, it might not fly. 
 

A buyout just might be on the table. 

 

https://www.nhltraderumors.me/2024/06/ny-rangers-rumors-is-jacob-trouba.html,

If true, this could be opportunity knocking.

Rather them buying him out, we could trade for him at 50% retained for a B prospect. Hirosi, McWard, Woo

I'd take a flyer, at least.

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Ya, this doesn’t make any sense…

 

Lots of teams would take him with a little retention and even give them a return.

 

Hoglander a prospect and a 3rd for Trouba ($3 million retained) and Kakko

 

Rangers get cap relief and a scoring winger.  We can then move Hronek’s rights and get a top six winger.

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