NHL Rumors: 2 New York Rangers Trade Candidates

The New York Rangers are a team to watch as we approach the trade deadline. They've been busy of late making a trade with the Florida Panthers for winger Frank Vatrano, the Rangers have tons of cap space to work with and some interesting trade chips. General manager Chris Drury can get creative if he likes and expect the unexpected on Broadway. Let's take a look at two Rangers who could be moved:

Alexandar Georgiev

The obvious choice, Georgiev isn't pushing Igor Shesterkin for the number one spot anytime soon. There's significant interest on the trade market, even with him making $2.4 million with a .892 save percentage. The Edmonton Oilers have kicked tires, so have the Washington Capitals. The pending restricted free agent is one of the many netminders available for the right price. New York is in prime shape in net with Shesterkin being a perennial Vezina trophy candidate making $5.6 million against the cap. He's signed through the 2024-25 season. The Rangers mid as spend their money in other places and reek the benefits of an affordable contract, making Georgiev available to the highest bidder. If it's not before next Monday, look for a trade at the draft.

Vitali Kravtsov

Not much has changed with the disgruntled former first-round pick. Kravtsov wants out of New York and it sounds like the Rangers are going to continue to try and grant his wish. The good news for other teams is how he's under NHL contract and they won't have to deal with KHL drama. After not wanting to play in the American Hockey League, the shifty winger scored six goals and tallied 13 points in 19 games in his return to Russia. Expect to see him on the move as the Rangers look to find some more experience for their playoff run.

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