Player Discussion Jacob Trouba

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  1. EdJovanovski Registered User

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    So trade him & his anchor contract for an asset and sign someone like Zadorov who fills a bigger positional need, is bigger & far meaner & won’t cost half of Troubas salary. DeAngelo & Fox’s talent is much harder to replace than it would be to replace what Trouba brings
     
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    *Me browsing the forum*:
    “oh people are talking in the Trouba thread”

    *Me clicking the thread to see it’s just Ed once again bitching about Trouba needlessly*:
    “Nevermind”
     
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    zadorov is horrible
     
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    This.
     
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    I am still a big fan of a Trouba. remember for any player first time traded at any age will struggle. it his human nature.

    i hope he does this on Wednesday night. so glad he wanted to come to NYC.

     
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    How is the "trade Trouba" conversation possibly still be happening?
     
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    It is always easier to simply just agree with yourself.
     
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    Because people see the cap hit and are more obsessed over what he's not instead of what he is.
     
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    I for one am looking forward to seeing him this “tournament”

    Everyone has been through a lot obv... if he’s settled in and has a decent partner maybe he shines a bit more? I thought he was fine mostly... a few bad gaffs but let’s see.
     
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    That is true. People also look at Fox and DeAngelo and forget that it was Trouba's usage that allowed them the room to take off.
     
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    Look, Trouba leaves me wanting more. Because there is so much too like. So he way not be an excellent all-around defenseman — but he's damn good one. And it might be a case of absence makes the heart grow fonder, but I was watching the marathon of the best of 2019-2020 on MSG, there's a lot I saw and said, boy he's been good for us.
     
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    I hope they pump some crowd noise after him and Lindgren lay the wood.
     
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    I hope there is a deathly silence.
     
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    The Jacob Trouba I saw last night vs the Islanders is the Trouba I thought we were getting and who Gorton paid $8 mill for. Other than a rejuvenated Kakko who I am so excited in seeing and which I discussed all the things I saw from him in the Kakko thread, Trouba was by far the best Ranger on the ice. Maybe besides Kakko, Trouba also needed this covid break cause he looked like a new man out there just as with Kakko.

    I'll go as far as saying and yes I know it was just an "exhibition" game but it was as close to a regular season game an exhibition game could get, I don't think I can recall a better game from Trouba as a Ranger pre-covid.

    Defensively he was stout, responsible and didn't let an Islander by him. He was physical which he needs to be and offensively he looked terrific as his passing and shot was spot on. He also seemed a bit quicker as well which was nice too see. Trouba was dominant out there last night and that's not something I saw very much if at all pre-covid.

    I pray to the hockey gods that this is the Trouba we get come Saturday and going forward because if so, I not only like our chances to beat the Canes even more in the play in series, but a dominant Trouba would help us immeasurably too make some noise once the "real playoffs" begin and pull off an upset...that's how important Trouba is for this team. Love what I'm seeing from big Jake....he needs to keep it up and show last night was not a flukish one off thing!
     
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    Did you miss him getting walked by Cal Effing Clutterbuck?
    I am not a huge Trouba guy, but he is a reasonabley solid player. One that we overpaid by a couple million/season.
     
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    What is the bolded based on, besides what you wish he had signed for?
     
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    Trouba just needed time to grow that flow

    The moment Ziba grew out his hair he turned into a monster. Has to work for trouba right?
     
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    Trouba and Smith have been pretty good as a pair since Skjei was traded

    Honestly, them being good is one of two deciding factors to us winning any rounds.
     
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    Trouba's speed and mobility reminds me a bit of Wade Redden when he was a ranger. It's frustrating to see when get's walked by someone like Clutterbuck. Nevertheless Trouba brings a lot more to the table than Redden did for us. Trouba's backward speed is the only flaw that really pops out to me consistently and it is frustrating because it is what allows him to get beat wide a lot of times.
     
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    Yeah, I thought so too.

    What's the other? Our bottom six?

    Personally think this all comes down to whether Shesterkin/Lundqvist play like gods.
     
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    yeah our bottom 6 needs to be at least NHL caliber. it can’t get its skull caved in on both ends of the ice like it had all season
     
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    I think they need to have to get some production from the PDG-Chytil-Kakkp line.
     
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    The play of Chytil Kakko was what filled me with the most optimism based off of Wednesday's game.
     
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    I think that's an inevitability against Carolina. I like Chytil, but he'll be in tough to matchup well against Trocheck-Necas-Niederreiter.

    I have a good feeling about the Smith-Trouba pair. Something about it makes sense to me a lot more than Skjei-Trouba. My feeling is that Trouba struggled in large part this season not because he was being asked to play this big shut-down role but that the responsibility implied his changing how he has always played. The emphasis was on his physicality and tenacity, which are real strengths, but Trouba's been an excellent puck-mover in his career; he's not quick, but he's like plenty of big d-men in that when he gets moving he can carry the puck very well through zones and can make plays on the rush—something he wasn't doing all season.

    It's not that I think Smith-Trouba gives a more shutdown-pmd formula, but that both guys have similar strengths, and both have been humbled a lot this year. Rather than changing how he plays to make it work with Brady, Smith is sort of sent in there to support Trouba. I think Trouba gets to touch the puck more, gets to be the skater of the two, and especially, I think B.Smith is A LOT more willing to take a hit to make a play (even if he's not the best at making plays) than B.Skjei, and with Carolina's forecheck, that could make a huge difference for how well this pair performs.
     

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