New York Rangers:
We're happy to welcome Frederik Andersen and Markus Nutivaara to the Rangers - thanks to @Arbourshate for getting a deal done quickly. We feel this move solidifies our goaltending position which was shaky this year and adds another solid defenseman to our d-core. We came up just short of the Stanley Cup finals - if the real-life Avalanche were to make it past the Stars who knows what could have happened.
Going in to the off-season, we are about as cap-crunched as you can be with ~$11M in cap-space to sign 3 RFA NHL forwards, 1 RFA NHL defenseman and figure out a back-up goaltender going in to next season while also missing 3 NHL depth forwards. We are very happy to keep possibly the best one-two center combo in the league locked up with the Rangers for the next half decade at minimum. The needs to be addressed are simply giving raises where they are due while remaining competitive at the top of the league.
Gabriel Landeskog - Mark Scheifele - Mikko Rantanen
Anthony Beauviller - Ryan O'Reilly - Filip Forsberg
Calle Jarnkrok - Scott Laughton - JT Compher
Zach Sanford - xxxxx - Michael Raffl
Samuel Girard - Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk - Matt Niskanen
Markus Nutivaraa - Scott Mayfield
Red denotes an RFA, underlined denotes players available for trade.
We expect to see some of the following push for a full-time roster spot next year:
With some more salary increases on the horizon along with addressing our current situation we will need to make some changes. As noted above we have Forsberg, McAvoy, Jarnkrok, and Niskanen on the block along with next years' picks should the right deal come along. We are looking for a less expensive replacement for these player(s) and we're willing to add to a deal to get it done depending on the player. Reach out on CDC or Discord if you're interested.