What the Matt Duchene to Columbus deal means for the Rangers (Updates)

1:37PM: Darren Dreger tweets that there is a lot of action on Mats Zuccarello and that there have been some teams that have inquired about adding both Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes. Adam Rotter: The Rangers need to determine what their ultimate goal is when it comes to these trades. Are they still looking to get as many picks as possible, already drafted players, NHLers, some combination of those three? My…

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The plan for the Rangers with the trade deadline two weeks from today

Pierre LeBrun lists the Rangers as sellers heading into the 2/25 trade deadline and notes that Kevin Hayes and Mats Zuccarello are their “most promising items.” (The Athletic) He notes that Adam McQuaid is “likely” to be moved and that the Rangers are listening on players like Vlad Namestnikov, noting that he can be had “for the right price.” (The Athletic) Bob McKenzie said last week on NBCSN that if…

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What the Artemi Panarin situation means for the Rangers

Earlier this week Artemi Panarin’s agent released a statement saying that his client would not discuss his future until after the season. Panarin is a UFA following this season and expectations are that he may be traded before the trade deadline despite Columbus being in playoff position.

The Rangers are still believed to be the favorites for Artemi Panarin

Nick Kypreos said on Hockey Night in Canada that the expectation around the NHL is that Artemi Panarin will become a free agent on July 1 and that “the Rangers remain the odds on favorite to land him next season. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun was on the radio on Friday and said that the Rangers would be a “prime” landing spot for Panarin. LeBrun said that he thinks Panarin could get…

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The latest rumors on the Rangers, Hayes and Zuccarello

On the 31 Thoughts Podcast this week, Elliotte Friedman spoke about the Rangers, Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello and Artemi Panarin. On Panarin, Friedman said that while Chicago might be trying to clear space to bring him back, “until I’m told differently, If I’m putting money on it, I’m betting on the Rangers.” On Zuccarello, Friedman said, “Zuccarello is an interesting one, I could see Nashville liking a guy like him.…

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How an increase in the cap to $83 million would impact the Rangers

At a press conference earlier today, Gary Bettman announced that the salary cap for next season is expected to be around $83 million. (Dreger) As of now the Rangers have $59.6 million in cap space committed for next season and a salary cap of $83 million would leave the Rangers with around $23 million in cap space. Following this season the Rangers will have Pavel Buchnevich, Neal Pionk, Tony DeAngelo,…

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