NHL Rumors: Rangers Open To Trading 2 Young NHL Players

The New York Rangers appear to be all in after they exceeded expectations and went to Game 6 of the conference finals. With a young team, they are looking to get some experience in the lineup as there has been interest in high-end forwards around the league. What may result from that is one or both of Filip Chytil and Kaapo Kakko being traded.

According to Arthur Staple of The Athletic, the Rangers are willing to part with Chytil if it means upgrading their second line center position to a more established player while Kakko's name has been brought up. The more surprising of the two is Chytil considering the breakout performance he had in the playoffs in the third line role. He is at the point in his career where he may be better than a third line center, but for one more season at $2.3 million, the Rangers could run three lines more than just relying on their top-six.

As for Kakko, he has become the young player that the Rangers would be least heartbroken to part ways with as he could still fetch a nice return considering his age and potential. The Rangers are not looking to waste any years as they have elite goaltender Igor Shesterkin under contract for a steal and some other great players. So watch for them to make moves this summer.

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