New York Rangers Shopping Several Players

The New York Rangers are at a crossroads of their season and their rebuild. Team President John Davidson is committed to his vision for the franchise, that means continue to develop the young talent the Rangers have already assembled and retool his lineup for long term success.

There are many young talented players already in the Blueshirts system. Kappo Kakko, Igor Shesterkin, and Promising Russian Vitali Kravtsov will all be NHL regulars by next season. The Rangers are also deep in defense prospects with the breakout season of Tony Deangelo and top rated defense prospects Sweden's Nils Lundqvist and K'Andre Miller all ready for a larger role with the big club. New York GM Jeff Gorton will need to make room for these promising prospects to fulfill the vision of Davidson's rebuild.

The Athletics's Rick Carpiniello reported that the New York Rangers are shopping several players before the February 24th trade deadline. Carpiniello Lists pending UFA Chris Kreider and Backup Goalie as the Rangers' biggest pieces to deal, he lists the Rangers as most likely getting a 1st round pick in any deal involving Kreider and at least a 2nd involving Georgiev. The Rangers have an attractable asset in defenseman Brady Skjei and Carpiniello suggests using him and disgruntled centre Lias Andersson as a package for a NHL centre. Jean-Gabriel Pageau could be of interest to the Rangers. Pageau has 30 points in 44 games this season with the Ottawa Senators and is only 27 years old. Pageau could be a long term fix for the Rangers 2nd or 3rd line centre position. 

The New York Rangers may not be buyers or sellers at the deadline, but it appears New York GM Jeff Gorton will be active on the phones leading up to that day. 

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