NHL Rumors: Rangers Forward Finished in New York

The New York Rangers are mixing things up for next season and reports have suggested the team is content to walk away from second-line center Ryan Strome.

The offensively gifted Strome is one of the second-tier of free agents set to hit the open market on Wednesday and once the dust settles with some of the big names, expect to see Strome cash in on his next contract. Hockey insider Chris Johnston commented on Strome's summer in his Sports Insights piece and had this to say:

Strome is part of the second tier of centremen eligible to hit the market. He logged more than 18 minutes per game last season and played a role on one of the NHL’s most effective power play units. He is not expected to be back with the Rangers.

Strome can help a power play and he can also put up consistent points during the regular season. In 2021-22, he produced 54 points in 74 games and along with Vincent Trocheck, will be some 'Plan B' options for teams once they swing and miss on some of the other big names including Evgeni Malkin, Nazem Kadri and Johnny Gaudreau.

Strome makes sense in Seattle with the Kraken and he makes sense for the Detroit Red Wings. Other teams linked to his services include the Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres and Anaheim Ducks.

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