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New York Rangers Acquire Jacob Trouba From Winnipeg Jets for Neal Pionk and 2019 20th Overall Pick | Blueshirt Banter
Welp, I guess Steve Yzerman and the Red Wings are not going to be trading for Jacob Trouba any time soon. The Rangers got a hell of deal giving the Jets back their first round pick. New York is having a really good offseason too. Trouba + probably Kaapo Kakko is a one way to speed up a rebuild.
The Winnipeg Jets really just traded a legit 25 year old top pairing defenseman for Neal Pionk and 26 games of Kevin Hayes— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) June 18, 2019
In Red Wings Land
It’s easy to make fun of Justin Abdelkader these days and I don't think he’s correct that the Wings are close to a playoff berth, but I’d gladly be wrong.
Bob McKenzie released his final NHL Draft rankings yesterday. His top six:
- Jack Hughes
- Kaapo Kakko
- Bowen Byram
- Alex Turcotte
- Kirby Dach
- Dylan Cozens