NY Rangers GM on Offseason Plans: "Nothing is off the table"

The New York Rangers fell to the Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference Final and now general manager Chris Drury will get to work. It's going to be a very busy offseason for the Rangers GM and Drury's recently admitted, nothing is off the table as far as roster moves go.

Drury met up with Larry Brooks of the New York Post and was very open about just how creative he may be looking to get this summer:

I do believe in our players individually. ... A lot of players had great seasons. A number of them have been very good Rangers for a long time. Now it's the part of the job to figure out whether this group collectively can get us to where we want to be. Nothing is off the table (according to Newsday's Colin Stephenson). We were talking about (Alexis Lafreniere) at this time last year and refuting rumors that I was trying to trade him. … Kaapo Kakko is still a young player. … We're going to continue to try and find everything we can do to help him reach his potential.

The Rangers finished the regular season as the NHL's top team, winning the President's Trophy, however it's quite obvious Drury is looking at all his options this summer to re-tool his roster. New York has a projected $11.3 million in cap space and a huge pending extension to come for Igor Shesterkin. 

It's going to be tough for Drury to trade any of his core players as most of them have no-movement clauses and it doesn't appear he has any interest moving off his younger core players including Lafreniere and Kakko.

Barclay Goodrow and Filip Chytil are two interesting forwards to watch, meanwhile it isn't expected Drury would even consider moving Adam Fox or K'Andre Miller. The Rangers own their 2024 first-round pick, however don't have any picks in rounds two or three. Perhaps Drury puts the first-rounder in play for some immediate NHL help up front. It's going to be an entertaining summer in the big apple. 

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