2 Right Wingers The Rangers Should Pursue

We recently reported that the New York Rangers are looking for a right winger who is capable of playing top-six minutes. At this juncture, there are two candidates who stick out the most for them. 

One notable omission is Vladimir Tarasenko, however, as it appears more likely that the St. Louis Blues will wait to resume trade talks until after the regular season.

Phil Kessel: The Arizona Coyotes have been shopping Phil Kessel since the summer, but a deal still has not occurred. It's clear that the 34-year-old would love a way out, as Arizona has a 6-21-2 record after embracing a full-on rebuild. The Rangers should be considering the veteran, as he is a two-time Stanley Cup champion and could fit perfectly on their second line. He's also having himself a pretty solid campaign, as he has five goals and 17 points in 29 contests. 

Reilly Smith: The Vegas Golden Knights are going to need to move at least one contract by the time Jack Eichel officially is cleared to play. Reilly Smith is a prime candidate for this, as he is an unrestricted free agent next summer. With the Rangers needing to pursue rentals right now, he would be an excellent option at right wing for them. He's also having an excellent season, as he has 10 goals and 24 points in 32 games.

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