Brandon Cohen- So Many Predictions
Alright, so this was originally supposed to be one prediction. I even assigned the round-table topic saying to stick to one idea! Yet I have many bold predictions I would like to share, and it would be a shame for me to only choose one of them.
I believe this off-season will include plenty of moves in Rangerstown. The action:
-Mika Zibanejad re-signs for at least six years, possibly even seven.
-The Rangers make multiple trades before the Expansion Draft, including one that ensures the Las Vegas Golden Knights select either Nick Holden or Kevin Klein.
-Antti Raanta is traded, though the Rangers do not actively try to trade him. They receive an offer they cannot refuse.
-New York acquires a top pair defenseman before Kevin Shattenkirk even officially hits free agency. They are then left with the choice of re-signing Brendan Smith, or signing Kevin Shattenkirk. I have no prediction for which they will choose. You decide!
-Scott Arniel is fired.
-Rick Nash is traded to the San Jose Sharks, then the Rangers eventually sign Joe Thornton.