With the offseason in full swing, the Rangers will look to improve their roster through free agency and trade. Every team has players that will be made available, here we’ll take a look at potential targets from the Central Division.
General manager Jeff Gorton will have his hands full transforming this Rangers roster. The expansion draft looms and the Rangers are still tight to the salary cap. Even after the recent moves made, Gorton still needs to add pieces to the defense corps.
Obviously, the Rangers can’t fix everything through free agency. The Rangers have their own big name free agents to deal with, like Brendan Smith and Mika Zibanejad, and this isn’t one of the stronger free agent classes in recent years. That makes the choice easier: make some trades.
While not every team is a great trade partner, the Central division is one of the deepest in the NHL. Every team has players that can be moved that would help the Rangers’ current team. Let’s take a look at some potential targets from the Central division.