Trouba did the Jets such an amazing favour by demanding out. He’s simply not a star and he’s nowhere near worth $8 million per season. He’s a decent player, although his possession has been brutal this season, not a guy you build a team around. So far Pionk has outplayed him, while play huge minutes on a decimated blueline.
Pionk outplaying him is a stretch. But given the choice in the cap era pionk over trouba every time.
Pionk’s even strength corsi possession is WAY better than Trouba’s.