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NHL Insider drops bombshell news on Rangers trade plans

Published January 31, 2024 at 1:11 PM

NHL players along with their families are enjoying the NHL All Star break which includes a bye week. As many fly out to the South and enjoy the sun and some drinks, general managers including Chris Drury continue to evaluate their teams and assess what kind of move or moves they would like to do.

During a TSN broadcast, TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger dropped a bombshell that the Rangers are exploring a trade for second overall choice Kaapo Kakko.

As he explains that the Rangers took a huge hit when they lost Filip Chytil to injury for the remainder of the year giving Drury a reason to go out onto the market and assess on who could be available to help them.

The Rangers can buy as they are attempting to make a run for the playoffs and the Stanley Cup this year.

The 22-year-old right winger was drafted by the Rangers in 2019 second overall. His numbers have been less than ideal as he's only played 28 games, scoring five goals one assist for six points and is +3.

I do expect the Rangers to sell off some of their assets to make a push and moving a player like Kakko with certainly up the ante and getting a prominent player more players in a blockbuster deal.
January 31   |   521 answers
NHL Insider drops bombshell news on Rangers trade plans

Would you move Kappo Kakko at this year's deadline for help at centre?

Yes - Their centre position has a huge hole25649.1 %
No - Dont give up on him26550.9 %
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