Travis Konecny (26 years old, $5.5 million AAV)
A rival Philadelphia Flyer skater, yes. Nonetheless, a team that sold Ivan Provorov last week is currently shopping anyone and everyone including goaltender Carter Hart.
Konecny is a certified dog, hard on pucks, plays with an edge, and has rapid acceleration and a quick release. The case with most of these hypotheticals is the Rangers must give to receive. An in-division rival would demand heaven and earth if they were to trade a multi-position, whatever it takes, scoring asset.
Konecny will be highly sought out by teams in need of certified top-six complementary scoring and jump.
Ross Colton (26 years old, RFA)
The Swiss army prototype has a Stanley Cup-winning goal on his resume. He boasts a similar game to that of current blue shirt Barclay Goodrow.
If the man in the ivory tower moves capital to acquire a player possessing an identical package, it wouldn’t sound like a bad deal.
To acquire Tanner Jeannot, they spoiled Nashville with Cal Foote and five draft picks. A hefty hall for the type of player most has within their system. So, theirs the downside.
Is it worth trading with a franchise that’s cherry-picked from your team in the past? Colton certainly adds but the price tag could be as steep as throwing in JT Miller or another team captain…