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2021 Rangers Offseason

The Rangers weren’t willing to go where LA did for Phillip Danault

8/2/21 | Last week, Larry Brooks wrote that the Rangers were in on Phillip Danault, but “dropped out” when the Kings offered six years and $5.5 million per season. (NY Post)

On his podcast, Elliotte Friedman said Monday “LA went hard, they outbid the Rangers. I don’t know if they gave him an extra year or a bit more money, but they were willing to go to a place the Rangers weren’t willing to go, that is why they got him.” (Sportsnet)


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As part of a separate conversation about the Rangers at center, Friedman said “you’ve gotta make a long-term decision on Zibanejad. I think they were in on Danault, other teams have asked them about Strome. I said it before about Danault, I think the Kings were either going a year longer or a bit more money than the Rangers were willing to do and then the whole Eichel thing hangs over this. I don’t think Chris Drury is done by any stretch of the imagination, he still has some work to do. “(Sportsnet)

Friedman also mentioned that the Rangers, among many others, might be interested in Christan Dvorak from Arizona, a “physical, banging center who can get points.” (Sportsnet)