Alex Georgiev Trade Rumors

The latest on the Alex Georgiev situation

On his show on Thursday, Jeff Marek spoke about Alex Georgiev and said “It seemed like all season long and I don’t think the Rangers budged off of this, it’ll take a player and a high pick or prospect to get Georgiev away from the Rangers. Obviously, as of now, now one has been prepared to pay that price.”

Elliotte Friedman said that the Rangers “probably” would qualify Georgiev, but “you have to qualify Georgiev at a pretty good number and New York needs all the space they can get.” (Sportsnet)

Julien Gauthier

Julien Gauthier signs one-year deal

The Rangers have signed Julien Gauthier to a one-year, one-way extension worth $800,000. (CapFriendly)

Gauthier was a pending RFA and will be an RFA next summer when this contract expires.

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Ryan Strome and Andrew Copp both intend to test free agency

9:10 PM: Elliotte Friedman said on the NHL Network this afternoon, “I do think they have interest in Copp, I also think there is a lot of interest in Copp out there. I heard there were some conversations with Strome and I heard one of the potential issues was term and the Rangers and Strome maybe had a different sense of eye to eye on term. I think everything I look at with New York is what they are doing at that number two center spot and whether it’s Dubois or somebody else who is out there. I don’t think Scheifele is going to be moved. That is the number one thing I’m looking with the Rangers right now.”

2:25 PM: Larry Brooks writes in the NY Post that both Andrew Copp and Ryan Strome intend to test free agency.

Brooks writes that neither the Rangers nor Copp have closed the door entirely on a return and that the Rangers and Strome could circle back if Strome is still unsigned early in free agency and the Rangers haven’t filled his spot. (NY Post)

Pierre Luc-Dubois Rumors

What it might cost the Rangers for Pierre-Luc Dubois

On TSN‘s Insider Trading, Darren Dreger said “there is tons of speculation around Pierre-Luc Dubois. The Jets, competitively, aren’t interested in going backwards. They are keenly aware of Pierre-Luc Dubois contract preference, but he’s a big part of that team. There is tons of trade interest in Dubois, however if the New York Rangers or Montreal Canadiens or another team intends on landing Dubois, it’s going to take a very substantial offer.”

2022 New York Rangers Offseason

Tampa Bay is reportedly working with Ryan McDonagh on a potential trade

Elliotte Friedman writes at Sportsnet that the Tampa Bay Lightning are reportedly working with former Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh to “see if there’s another team he’d consider a trade to.”

McDonagh, 33, has four seasons left on his contract with a cap hit of $6.75 million and a full no-trade clause.

Moving McDonagh might allow Tampa to keep Ondrej Palat and/or Nick Paul.

Ryan Strome Contract/Future

What the latest on Ryan Strome and the Rangers might be

Elliotte Friedman spoke about the Rangers on The Jeff Marek Show on Thursday and said “I think it’s going to be interesting there. I think they are trying to keep Strome. I think one of the questions there is term. I know Strome loves it there and I know they really think highly of him and I think one of the things they are haggling over has been term.”

Friedman said yesterday on That’s Hockey Talk that “I think the Rangers are in a lot of things. There were rumors today about Dubois and I’m not convinced Winnipeg is ready to do that yet. I still think they are trying to sign Strome.”