3 New York Rangers Who Probably Won't Be Back Next Season

The New York Rangers have surprised so far in 2021-22 as their new head coach Gerard Gallant has them playing hard and buying into the team system. While management is expected to add some talent before the trade deadline, there's several Rangers who may not be back next season.

3 Rangers Likely Done in New York After This Year

Ryan Strome: While extension talks have cooled off, there's been some rumblings Strome could be moved at the trade deadline. Personally, that's hard to see and I think while contract talks will continue into next off season, Strome would be better served getting paid from another club who will outbid the Rangers. So far in 26 games the veteran center has 21 points and has the offensive talent to one day reach a point a game in the NHL.

Vitali Kravtsov: The Russian super prospect left the team over ice-time and a trade hasn't materialized just yet. The team and his reps have open lines of communication and it appears the Rangers would love to get him back in their lineup, but that doesn't seem likely at this point. Look for the Rangers to continue to listen to offers on their former first-rounder and make a move next summer. In 14 games in the KHL he's registered nine points.

Alexandar Georgiev: The pending restricted free-agent was on the trade market this season and the Rangers were listening to offers, but then Igor Shesterkin went down with injuries and that totally changed the game plan. Look for the Rangers to continue to talk trade into next summer and send Georgiev packing for a cheaper more experienced option. The likes of the Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators may have interest.

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