11/8/17 | On NBCSN, Bob McKenzie said "there is no question that Jeff Gorton would like to make a move" and "bolster the center ice position.
McKenzie added, "Really the Rangers want to see how things unfold here, they have Rick Nash and Nick Holden on expiring contracts. It may be that the quote-unquote rebuild continues if the Rangers realize they are not good enough to be a strong playoff contender and guys like Nash and Holden and others could be in play but that is all for later. Right now there is no question that the Ranger would like to get some help at center but it's easier said than done."
Adam Rotter: There is no doubt that the Rangers want to upgrade at center, that has been a topic since the summer. Alain Vigneault has been trying to scratch David Desharnais for the last few games but with Boo Nieves being sick he hasn't had that chance. Who the Rangers can actually get to upgrade remains to be seen and likely will until we see which teams fall out and become sellers. I'd still expect the Rangers to acquire a veteran type of bottom six center though it's not impossible that Vinni Lettieri gets called up and the Rangers go with youth, speed and some grit down the middle.