NHL insider reveals potential move of waiving Jacob Trouba

Ryan Hall
July 2, 2024  (3:00)

NHL Insider Frank Seravalli
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NHL insider Frank Seravalli Has expressed that the New York Rangers may be willing to waive their captain Jacob Trouba along with his $56 million.

It's a tactic that has been used already once by general manager Chris Drury as he waved Barclay Goodrow who then was picked up by the San Jose Sharks with his salary completely taken. This shored up $3.6 million into Drury's cap space and has given the Rangers more flexibility.
Rumors have been rampant across the web that the Rangers ask Trouba for his 15 team no trade list as the organization is preparing to move on from him. It was widely reported that he was on the verge of moving to the Detroit Red Wings but that trade never materialized according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post.
«I'm real curious about Trouba. Today, right about now is waivers time. So, there was lots of speculation that Trouba might be a guy that ends up on waivers if they couldn't get the no-trade list to cooperate. They did that with Barclay Goodrow. So much happening,» Seravalli said on Daily Faceoff's Live Free Agency Special on July 1.

Trouba holds two more seasons with his contract and has a cap hit of $8 million per season. The Rangers, appear to want to change the complexion of their team even though they won the presidents trophy and went to the conference finals as goal scoring especially five on five had been a struggle for many months.
«Now the Rangers have leverage via the limited no-trade clause and have decided they can't afford an $8M cap hit for a defenseman who is projected to be on the third pair. It doesn't matter whether he was Captain Courageous playing on a broken ankle in the playoffs or not. 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,» Brooks added.

At this point, no Rangers fans should be expecting the unexpected as Drury has shown that he is willing to do whatever it takes to improve his team even if it means hurt feelings and cutting players loose to recover cap space for better players.
Source: Heavy.com
Insider Claims Rangers Could Waive $56 Million Defensemen
NHL insider reveals potential move of waiving Jacob Trouba

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