Rumor: Max Pacioretty for Ryan McDonagh

Rumors of a trade occurring between the Canadiens and Rangers have Not been uncommon recently. However most rumors involved 24-year old Alex Galchenyuk heading to the big apple.

This time however it is Eklund of Hockeybuzz reporting that the two teams were in talks of a trade involving Max Pacioretty and Ryan McDonagh.

On the Rangers' side, Pacioretty could bring a lot of offensive punch to the team, but it doesn't help their issue with center depth. Either way, Pacioretty has scored 30+ goals in each of the last five seasons if we negate the lockout-shortened season. 

Heading to Montreal would be a an excellent shut-down left handed defenseman. However what Montreal could use is an offensive defenseman. That said McDonagh paired with Weber could be the best shut-down defensive pairing in the league, and the Rangers top line with Zuccarelo, Zibanejad, and now Pacioretty would certainly give an much stronger offensive punch. 

Do you believe this rumor, or is Eklund just trying to stir something up with no grounds? Leave a comment below

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