3/25/18 | Pierre LeBrun was on the radio earlier this week and said that he believes the Rangers are "far from done" and while they want to rebuild, they want to rebuild like the Bruins did. (Fan Rag)
He added, "I'd keep an eye" on the Rangers in the offseason. (Fan Rag)
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3/21/18 | Craig Custance writes that Jeff Gorton was a popular figure at the GM Meetings in Florida because of the amount of draft picks the Rangers accumulated at the trade deadline. (The Athletic)
- Gorton made similar comments at the trade deadline, saying that having draft picks increases the amount of chatter that goes on with other teams.
He said that the Rangers are keeping their options open, including potentially moving a first first round pick, and that the Rangers have set a goal of trying to get "as many good players" as they can." (The Athletic)
Custance notes that Gorton may be willing to move one of his first round picks for a "good young player" with Gorton adding that the Rangers can't have a team full of 18-year olds. (The Athletic)
In terms of the potential draft prospects, Gorton noted that there is "one," Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, and then it will be "interesting" to see how the rest of the draft shakes out. (The Athletic)
He noted that the Rangers are still out watching all of the prospects and starting to put them into different tiers. (The Athletic)
Adam Rotter: Where the Rangers actually end up in the draft order will determine how the utilize these picks. It's unlikely they would move their own pick, likely to be in the top 10 if not higher, but if they are able to land someone young that could make an immediate/long-term impact, it could be an option. I'd imagine that the Rangers move one of the Boston or Tampa picks to get someone already drafted and slightly closer to the NHL but they will have a lot of different roads to go down with those picks.