NHL Rumors: Vincent Trocheck Linked to 2 Teams

The Vincent Trocheck sweepstakes are starting to take shape after there were a number of players re-signed late Tuesday night. With Evgeni Malkin returning to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Trocheck, the Pittsburgh native is off their list. Look for two teams to battle hard to sign the gifted center as the New York Rangers appear to be the favorites with the Seattle Kraken likely to open up the vault.

The Rangers want to move on from Ryan Strome, who isn't as good as a 200-foot player as Trocheck. The latter is someone who fits the bill for head coach Gerard Gallant and his work-horse mentality. While Trocheck finished with 51 points in 81 games, it's his willingness to muck it up in the dirty areas and throw his weight around that appeals to the Rangers.

The Kraken on the other hand are going to do whatever they can to upgrade their offense. It's likely they have to overpay to outbid other teams and Trocheck along with Ryan Strome and Nazem Kadri are at the top of their list.

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