New York Rangers: Top five trade destinations for Nick Holden

Apr 9, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Nick Holden (22) passes the puck during the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Nick Holden (22) passes the puck during the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 18, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden (2) skates during the warmup period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Colorado Avalanche won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 18, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden (2) skates during the warmup period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Colorado Avalanche won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /

Colorado Avalanche

Cue the music! ‘I’m Coming Home’ video montage on opening night for Nick Holden playing in the Pepsi Center. It’s like a storybook ending! Nick Holden comes back to Colorado to help rebuild the Avalanche, it’s the perfect ending.

In all honesty though, the Colorado Avalanche need help on the left side of their defense as well. They have three defensemen signed to their current roster, and just one plays the left side. Holden can bring an affordable presence to the young Avalanche locker room.

The Rangers are weak down the middle as of now and the Avalanche have a surplus of young, talented centers in which the Rangers would love to acquire. If the Rangers and Avalanche can find a common ground, a trade between these two teams wouldn’t be shocking in the slightest.