A lot is going to have to go right for this one to happen, but Riley Nash is one of the most appealing options the Rangers could make a run for. The 28-year old center is coming off of an impressive second half for the Boston Bruins, and his stock is in limbo.
Nash is currently signed to a two-year deal, with the possibility of becoming an expansion candidate the summer. However, with the Bruins forwards enduring through injuries down the playoff stretch, Nash’s role grew to nearly irreplaceable.
Although Nash recorded most point totals for the season (7G, 10A), he played nearly a full complement of games (81) and excelled in the possession game with a 51.8 Corsi-for%. He competed hard in the postseason as well, recording two assists while averaging 55% at the face-off dot during 17:28 of ice time.
If the Bruins choose to part ways with Nash, be it through the exposure for the Golden Knights or to gain extra draft picks, the Rangers should explore gaining his services for the 2018 season.