Potential Centers

Created by: Kravtsov_Stan
Initial Creation Date: May 15, 2021
Published: May 15 at 2:51
Team: 2020-21 New York Rangers
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
Edmonton Oilers
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
Players ranked by likelihood of it happening
Trades
NYR
  1. Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
EDM
    Possible UFA signing who would play well on line 2
    NYR
    1. Pavelski, Joe
    DAL
      Not very likely but if the stars need to unload cap he is a guy who could mentor the young guys and win faceoffs which is something the Rangers struggle with
      NYR
      1. Hertl, Tomas
      SJS
        He would cost a lot of assets but is a very good piece on a team that would be willing to trade him
        NYR
        1. Eichel, Jack
        BUF
          Obviously the one everyone will think of but I don't think given his cap hit and all of the other teams in on him I don't think he goes to NY
          NYR
          1. Danault, Phillip
          MTL
            I doubt he leaves Montreal to UFA but if he does he would be a top asset that any team would love to have
            NYR
            1. Barkov, Aleksander
            FLA
              This one is a LOOONG shot but he is a UFA in 2022 so its possible
              NYR
              1. Kadri, Nazem
              COL
                He would be providing the Grit the rangers are looking for and would slot in nicely but the only concern would be his age, also a UFA in 2022
                NYR
                1. Trocheck, Vincent
                CAR
                  also a UFA in 2022 and Carolina likely won't have the cap to commit to him long term, definitely a great option.
                  NYR
                  1. Couturier, Sean
                  PHI
                    The last of the bunch but another great 2-way 2022 UFA who could be available.
                    Buyouts
                    • Kevin Shattenkirk: $6,083,333
                    • Henrik Lundqvist: $5,500,000
                    • Dan Girardi: $1,111,111
                    • Ryan Spooner: $300,000
                    • Brad Richards: $0
                    • Artemi Panarin: $10,976,190
                    • Jacob Trouba: $7,666,667
                    • Chris Kreider: $5,619,048
                    • Mika Zibanejad: $3,933,333
                    • Anthony Deangelo: $1,300,000
                    • Ryan Strome: $2,000,000
                    • Brendan Smith: $2,783,334
                    • Pavel Buchnevich: $750,000
                    • Alexandar Georgiev: $629,167
                    • Kaapo Kakko: $231,250
                    • Vitali Kravtsov: $231,250
                    • Igor Shesterkin: $231,250
                    • K'Andre Miller: $231,250
                    • Ryan Lindgren: $231,250
                    • Adam Fox: $231,250
                    • Alexis Lafrenière: $231,250
                    • Zachary Jones: $231,250
                    • Filip Chytil: $200,416
                    • Julien Gauthier: $169,583
                    • Brett Howden: $169,583
                    • Libor Hájek: $139,583
                    • Keith Kinkaid: $350,000
                    • Kevin Rooney: $300,000
                    • Anthony Bitetto: $258,333
                    • Colin Blackwell: $266,667
                    • Phillip Di Giuseppe: $233,334
                    Buried
                    • Jack Johnson: $75,000 ($1,150,000)
                    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
                    2021
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    BUF
                    NYR
                    LAK
                    OTT
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    2022
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    2023
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    NYR
                    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
                    9$81,500,000$103,856,348$0$0-$22,356,348
                    Left WingCenterRight Wing
                    BUF
                    Eichel, Jack
                    $10,000,000
                    C
                    UFA - 6
                    CAR
                    Trocheck, Vincent
                    $4,750,000
                    C, RW
                    UFA - 2
                    SJS
                    Hertl, Tomas
                    $5,625,000
                    C, RW
                    NTC
                    UFA - 2
                    COL
                    Kadri, Nazem
                    $4,500,000
                    C
                    NTC
                    UFA - 2
                    DAL
                    Pavelski, Joe
                    $7,000,000
                    RW, C
                    NMC
                    UFA - 2
                    EDM
                    Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
                    $6,000,000
                    C, LW
                    UFA - 1
                    MTL
                    Danault, Phillip
                    $3,083,333
                    C
                    UFA - 1
                    PHI
                    Couturier, Sean
                    $4,333,333
                    C
                    UFA - 2
                    FLA
                    Barkov, Aleksander
                    $5,900,000
                    C
                    NMC
                    UFA - 2
                    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender

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                    Top Comments

                    May 15 at 2:54
                    #1
                    Joined: May 2018
                    Posts: 468
                    Likes: 98
                    The Rangers do need help with faceoffs and that's why they should try hard to sign Luke Glendening who is a UFA and costs no assets to get. 55% lifetime in the circle, plus plays a physical game....perfect 4th line center. But he will cost money to get and knowing how cheap the Rangers usually are for 4th line players, they probably wouldn't want to pay him.....hopefully Drury thinks differently than Slats and Gorton.
                    May 15 at 3:09
                    #2
                    Joined: Jun 2019
                    Posts: 17,387
                    Likes: 8,377
                    You can definitely cross Lindholm, Barkov, Trocheck, and Couturier off that list. They are aallfor sure not available

                    I suggest adding Krejci to the list though, great mentor
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                    May 15 at 5:19
                    #3
                    Joined: May 2021
                    Posts: 773
                    Likes: 478
                    Forget Trochek, Barkov, and Kadri (via trade anyway). Don't see them moving as good teams don't trade good players with term. You try to sign them UFA and pay a ton cap-wise.

                    Probably the same for Nugent-Hopkins, Hertl, and Lindholm. Doubt they'd be available (assuming N-H wants to stay in Edmonton and win).

                    A Philly-NYR deal would just be gross. I know it's a business but still...

                    Monahan would cost a good bit in assets but could be a good target. But I'd say Danault is the guy you want. Not a 1C but a nice 2C option behind Zibanejad. Also wouldn't be surprised if he does test UFA so it could br a fix now for nothing but money.
                    May 15 at 7:31
                    #4
                    LafreneiretoKravtsov
                    Joined: Apr 2016
                    Posts: 1,669
                    Likes: 446
                    You want cheap? I’d love to see Nolan Patrick in a new setting. Obviously not wth Strome and Chytil around, but if one is moved, I’d love to see it.
                    May 15 at 7:41
                    #5
                    Fox for Norris
                    Joined: Feb 2021
                    Posts: 1,073
                    Likes: 155
                    Kuznetsov should be top this list. Vey top.
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