New York Rangers: Five outside the box Derek Stepan replacements

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Apr 6, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Winnipeg Jets center Bryan Little (18) against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Jets won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

Bryan Little

With the Winnipeg Jets finishing third to last in the Central Division, there are definitely changes that the organization feels it has to make. One of those changes involves getting younger…and possibly moving Little.

It seems counterproductive to trade away one of the best players on their roster in order to better themselves. In essence, though, that’s exactly what the Rangers were trying to do, as well, when they traded Stepan.

However, since, like the Rangers, getting younger is important to the Jets, it is entirely plausible that they would move Little. The Rangers, on the other hand, would find it acceptable to take a player that is a little bit on the older side considering his experience in the league.

As is the case with Johnson and Bjugstad, he is also right-handed. The Rangers would most likely be willing to accept his age for the talent he brings to the table.