At ESPN Insider, Corey Pronman lists five Ranger prospects that the Rangers could trade for Rick Nash.
He lists Tim Erixon, Chris Kreider, Michael St. Croix, JT Miller and Dylan McIlrath.
- On Erixon, who Pronman is a big fan of, he says that Erixon projects to be a shutdown defenseman who can play against the other team's top players.
- On Kreider, Pronman writes that he is looked at as a top six goal scorer with first line potential.
- On St. Croix, he quotes a scout as saying, "He's the player this year I thought he was going to be last year." St. Croix is a brilliant playmaking forward with great upside and could have the potential to be a top-two line scorer in the NHL.
- On JT Miller, Pronman says that he is a versatile player with no noticeable weaknesses.
- On McIlrath, he says that after struggling to start the season, McIlrath has "been a bone-crushing defenseman who scares the life out of opposing forwards every shift."