3 players the New York Rangers should target before the trade deadline

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 24: Ryan Reaves #75 of the New York Rangers confronts Max Domi #13 of the Carolina Hurricanes near the end of their game in Game Four of the Second Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 24, 2022, in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Hurricanes 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Max Domi

Speaking of players with a little bit of bite and flair, Max Domi makes this list. While it is becoming more and more unlikely that the Chicago Blackhawks will be open to moving the Winnipeg, Manitoba native, it doesn’t change the fact that he would be a fantastic addition to the Rangers roster for multiple reasons. There’s nothing he cannot do and he can play anywhere up and down the lineup depending on what the team needs of him and what the coach asks for from the former 12th-overall pick.

Domi’s not the largest man in terms of stature at just 5’10, 195 lbs, but he’s not going to shy away from any fight. With the ability to both fight and score, he’s been a great target for any contending team trying to find some depth to help them get over the top in terms of a playoff push. If the Rangers are in the market for some additional depth, regardless of what kind, this is a player who will help them fit their needs.

With a cap hit of $3 million, retained it’s obviously $1.5 million which the Rangers could take on with a little financial balancing. They’d have to include someone in the deal going out, or at least put someone on waivers. Whether that means waiving someone like Jake Leschyshyn to accommodate the move, there are people that get paid a lot more than I do to work that out.

When the Rangers played the Hurricanes in the first round last year, they got a good look at Domi. With his ability to produce on the right wing, it would give the Rangers a cheap option on the right to round out the top six perfectly. There is still a little unease about the current makeup of the roster given the current situation at right-wing.