New York Rangers: Who we want taken in the Expansion Draft

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Justin Starr

Bribe Vegas to take Kevin Klein-Antti Raanta-Jesper Fast-Michael Grabner-Brandon Smith’s Negotiating Rights-Oscar Lindberg

Now hear me out, it’s a long shot but if the Rangers can get Vegas to take Klein, do it. As long as they are selling the house along with Klein. I would hate to lose Raanta for free but he wouldn’t hurt to lose as much as the others. I would’ve really liked to see the Rangers trade Raanta before the freeze but beggars can’t be choosers.

It would hurt the most to lose Grabner, Smith’s negotiating rights, and Lindberg. Grabner played above and beyond what the Rangers expected from him last season. Along with his speed, he is a player that would hurt to replace. The same could be said for Smith’s rights and Lindberg. With Girardi out of the picture, the Rangers need to sign Brandon Smith. I believe that Lindberg has more upside than Fast and could continue to develop into a top 6, two-way player for the Rangers.

If I had to pick, the top three for the Vegas Golden Knights to take would be Klein, Raanta, and then Fast. If anyone wants to send Vegas a Klein highlight reel, I’m all on board with that.