The New York Rangers, who made it all the way into the Stanley Cup Finals last year, where they lost in five games to the Kings, are looking to make consecutive appearances. The Rangers are a very good team, they’ve proved that by continuing to win and ease through their schedule without starting goalie, Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers are now atop the Metro Division in the NHL. They were so close to tasting a fifth Stanley Cup that general manager Glen Sather is trying to add pieces to accomplish that this year. Defenseman Keith Yandle has spent eight seasons in Phoenix, and he is an offensive minded, puck moving, power play quarterback. Before his trade to New York, he was leading the Coyotes with 41 points. The Coyotes stated that they were in a selling mode, and got a very nice return for Yandle. The deal went as follows:

Rangers Acquire:
D – Keith Yandle

Coyotes Acquire-
2016 1st Round Pick
F- Anthony Duclair
D- John Moore

Duclair is the Rangers most NHL-ready prospect at this point, and Moore was a filler in the trade. Duclair is a good talent who will have the chance to be a nice player in the league, and that’s the most troubling thing about this trade. It’s basically like mortgaging their future for the now. Duclair is talented and could become a great player, but you know what you have in Keith Yandle after 8 seasons in the NHL. This could either be a really good move for the Rangers or a steal for the Coyotes.

Grades:
NYR- C
Arizona – A+

*Grade will change based on multiple different things. (Development of Duclair, Use of 1st Rounder, and Rangers winning the Stanley Cup or not).

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  1. Pig Benis says:

    The rangers won this trade brah

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