Joined: Jan. 2019
Amid the constant bombardment of Eichel trade proposals, the Rangers currently sit here today with a 1C of their own.
With 194 Points in 188 games over the last 3 Seasons, Zibenejad is a bona-fide 1C. Part of the reason they really don't need to pull off an Eichel trade. Why give up assets for something you already have? Especially when you don't have enough money for both after 21-22.
However, Zibenejad will be 29 when he hits Free Agency. Part of the reason people are intrigued by Eichel, since he is predominantly younger.
Regardless of Eichel, how confident would you be in giving Zibenejad a hefty extension when the time comes?
Do you feel he will maintain the same scoring pace as he moves into his mid-30's? Do some of his past injury issues concern you? Do you think it's better to avoid resigning him at all and focus that Cap space towards something else?