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RD Jacob Trouba - US NTDP, USHL (2012, 9th overall, Winnipeg)

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03-25-2013, 07:16 PM
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Hey guys! I'm curious as to his ETA for the NHL and how many points do you think he'll be able to get? I know he's behind Buff, Enstrom & Bogo for time on the PP but what do you guys think is his likely point production?
any where from 30 to 50 pts my guess would be. The kid can do it all and it all depend what kind of role Winnipeg gives him.

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03-25-2013, 08:21 PM
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Just a stud, watched him play the last Michigan game and was simply on another level.

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Just a stud, watched him play the last Michigan game and was simply on another level.
He was Great, the only player who he really had trouble with was Anders Lee


Trouba is a stud, I cant believe how young he is.....He plays a mature game imo

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03-25-2013, 11:11 PM
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what are the flaws in his game? From what ive seen/read he literally does everything well. Great skater, good IQ, can play both an offensive/defensive game, and can lay devastating hits, seems like the complete package to me.

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I've noticed he tends to lose coverage in front of the net, and when he thinks someone will shoot he does a sliding shot block. He did that to RNH during the world juniors and RNH just held on to the puck, making Trouba look foolish.

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plays so much like Shea Weber it's scary
It's so weird, the comparable I kept hearing with him prior to the draft was Adam Foote. And that's not faint praise, Foote was an absolute beast. I just don't get where that comparison came from at all, I don't see any real similarities.

Shea Weber is definitely the guy I see in him, or perhaps Rob Blake. Still obviously has a long way to go, but the thought that he could reach that level is tantalizing.

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I never saw or understood the Trouba will only be a defensive defenseman scouting reports. His offensive game continues to grow but he was a good offensive player as well with the NTDP and the offensive skills were obvious. Reading those scouting reports now make it seem like they were watching Steve Santini and not Jacob Trouba, or had never seen Trouba play at all.

I think he's of the same mold as a Shea Weber, Brent Seabrooke, or Rob Blake. It's going to be fun to watch him continue to advance his game as he's one of my favorite prospects by far.

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03-26-2013, 02:11 PM
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Is there a YouTube with a collaboration of his highlights from this season? Everything I can find is all WJC stuff.

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Is there a YouTube with a collaboration of his highlights from this season? Everything I can find is all WJC stuff.
The only one you need to see;


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03-26-2013, 02:26 PM
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The only one you need to see;


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He's much better than this cheap shot.

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Could someone tell me more about him? Is he the sort of Brodin of the 2012 draft class, wherein he's a steady two-way partner who's mature beyond his years.

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03-26-2013, 02:32 PM
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He's much better than this cheap shot.
He is brings many things, but physical play is one of them. As shown on this clean hit on a guy with his head down, reaching for the puck at the blue line.

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Could someone tell me more about him? Is he the sort of Brodin of the 2012 draft class, wherein he's a steady two-way partner who's mature beyond his years.
He's a smooth skating two way defender that loves to throw huge hits. Can make some bonehead plays defensively, but really not many young D don't. Huge point shot, and he loves hitting a one timer. He's a two way D with #1 Dman potential. He's really had an incredible year. Hopefully he signs and gets some AHL experience this year.

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03-26-2013, 02:37 PM
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what are the flaws in his game? From what ive seen/read he literally does everything well. Great skater, good IQ, can play both an offensive/defensive game, and can lay devastating hits, seems like the complete package to me.
In terms of flaws, I don't think there's anything that's atypical for most 19 year old defenders. From the ~dozen Michigan games I watched this year, Trouba roamed around a lot. Very eager to join the rush or make a big hit. He has the speed to make up for some bad reads, but there's a little bit of refinement to be had for the pros.

I didn't watch Jack Johnson as much at Michigan, but there seem to be some similarities. Dean Lombardi voiced concerns over the years that Johnson was very raw as a defender when he turned pro. In college, Johnson had free reign to do whatever he wanted which worked against lesser competition.

That said, Trouba is a beast. I was watching Michigan mostly to follow Devils' prospect Jon Merrill but Trouba stole the show almost every game.

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He's much better than this cheap shot.
You spelled legal hit wrong.

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Legal hit.
Skates are on ice, glides into the hit, hits him right in the front of his body. Contact to head but it's incidental. I normally don't like people that say it but Keep your head up. He's looking at the puck at his feet and that's the only reason for head contact.


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Skates are on ice, glides into the hit, hits him right in the front of his body. Contact to head but it's incidental. I normally don't like people that say it but Keep you're head up. He's looking at the puck at his feet and that's the only reason for head contact.
The reach for the puck at the last second didn't help either.

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03-26-2013, 03:07 PM
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In terms of flaws, I don't think there's anything that's atypical for most 19 year old defenders. From the ~dozen Michigan games I watched this year, Trouba roamed around a lot. Very eager to join the rush or make a big hit. He has the speed to make up for some bad reads, but there's a little bit of refinement to be had for the pros.

I didn't watch Jack Johnson as much at Michigan, but there seem to be some similarities. Dean Lombardi voiced concerns over the years that Johnson was very raw as a defender when he turned pro. In college, Johnson had free reign to do whatever he wanted which worked against lesser competition.

That said, Trouba is a beast. I was watching Michigan mostly to follow Devils' prospect Jon Merrill but Trouba stole the show almost every game.
I had the same Jack Johnson concerns, but the WJC's helped alleviate a lot of that. He reined in a lot of his play and took less chances and showed more poise. So it leads me to believe that it is Berenson who gives him that free space to roam. Which could have been worrisome for his development except his defensive game was and is already more developed then Jack Johnson's was when he joined the Wolverines. Johnson was more known as being a phenomenal athlete and had to develop the defensive side of his game in the NHL. The added offensive freedom for Trouba has helped develop the part of his game that scouts where unsure of before he was drafted.

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03-26-2013, 06:34 PM
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The only one you need to see;


BOOM
The amazing thing about that play is that the guy who got hit played the next day against Michigan and scored two goals.

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03-26-2013, 09:58 PM
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The Decision 2.0 - Jacob Trouba edition?

Haven't watched enough UMich games to make a conclusive opinion, but from what I've seen he could probably make the jump. Word is that the Jets will not be approaching him about it, just waiting to see what he decides.

Given the Jets are currently playing Derek Meech, I think they would be ecstatic to have him.

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Sounds as if he's going pro. Going to have to root for the Jets now. Thanks for the amazing year, Jacob. Only wish the team wasn't such horse **** for most of the year.

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@EJHradek_NHL: Hearing that '12 9th overall pick Jacob Trouba will be leaving the U. of Michigan to turn pro with the Jets. IMO, he's ready.

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Wonder if he'll make the Jets or if he'll start playing with the Ice Caps.

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Wonder if he'll make the Jets or if he'll start playing with the Ice Caps.
I bet they guaranteed him some NHL games (less than 6) this year to entice him to sign but not necessarily burn a year on his ELC.

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I bet they guaranteed him some NHL games (less than 6) this year to entice him to sign but not necessarily burn a year on his ELC.
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. 3-5 games down the stretch, then a black ace for playoffs if we make it. We have several UFA's this offseason (Hainsey, Clitsome, Meech) and RFA's maybe leaving (Kulda, Postma) so some games this year and a real chance, but not guaranteed, to play next year as well.

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