Alexandra Russo- Ryan Spooner
The Rangers have a tricky situation on their hands in trying to figure out who to replace Stepan as their top line center, and Ryan Spooner is perfect for the job. Currently playing with the Boston Bruins, Spooner is only 25 years old. If the Rangers were to trade for him now, they would get him in his prime.
Last season, Spooner put up eleven goals and 28 assists for 39 points. Considering Stepan had put up 55 points last season, one might argue that the Rangers need a player that produces more points.
However, Spooner is more of a playmaker than a goal-scorer, and putting him on a line that would most likely feature Rick Nash and/or Mats Zuccarello would be one of the Rangers’ strongest lines. If the Rangers can figure out a way to acquire him before the end of this offseason, he would be a great addition to the “young and fast” system Alain Vigneault and the team are going for.