Quick Hits: The Not Trading for Trouba Edition

Around the League

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.

In Red Wings Land

Justin Abdelkader says Red Wings not ‘far off’ from playoff return | MLive

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.

Draft Prep

Americans set to dominate first round of the NHL Draft | TSN

Bob McKenzie released his final NHL Draft rankings yesterday. His top six:

  1. Jack Hughes
  2. Kaapo Kakko
  3. Bowen Byram
  4. Alex Turcotte
  5. Kirby Dach
  6. Dylan Cozens