2/21/18 |7:09PM: Dreger said on TSN1050, "I believe that the Leafs remain and are keenly, keenly interested in Ryan McDonagh. What will have to happen for Toronto to acquire him? Good question. You are talking about 3-4 pieces, there is no urgency from New York to trade Ryan McDonagh. They are willing to listen and if Lou Lamoriello is willing to offer the 3-4 assets, and they are not going to be cheap. Throw out a prospect, who is the piece that fills into that group of four? It will be significant or the Rangers won't make that deal with Toronto or anybody else."
2/19/18 | 9:45AM: Craig Custance said on WGR Radio in Buffalo on Monday morning that he feels there is a "real chance" that McDonagh gets moved because trading him now would give the acquiring team at least two potential playoff runs.
He added that if the Rangers are looking to get a return similar to what they gave up for Keith Yandle, that kind of deal has to happen now.
Custance noted that McDonagh resubmitted his list of teams he would not go to and that it's different from a previous version.
2/17/18 | 9:24AM: Teams that are interested in potentially trading for Ryan McDonagh are aware of his current injury and that it isn't having any impact on trade talks. (NY Post)
2/16/18 | 2:39PM: Elliotte Friedman wrote that he has heard that the price to acquire McDonagh in season is "very, very high." (Fan Rag)
12:17PM: Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal tweets that the Rangers would want Bruins rookie Jake DeBrusk in any potential deal for Ryan McDonagh.
DeBrusk's father Louie was a Rangers draft pick and was acquired by Glen Sather's Edmonton Oilers as part of the package that sent Mark Messier to the Rangers.
DeBrusk, 21, was the 14th overall pick in 2015 and has 11 goal and 18 assists in 51 games.
11:25AM: Pierre LeBrun notes that right now the Rangers have the top defensemen on the market but if they wait until June to trade McDonagh, other defensemen such as Drew Doughty, Erik Karlsson or Oliver Ekman-Larsson could join the trade market and possibly limit their return. (The Athletic)
He notes that the return for McDonagh is likely to be something similar to what the Rangers paid for Keith Yandle and that Boston and Tampa Bay have the assets that could interest the Rangers. (The Athletic)
2/14/18 | On Wednesday, Pierre LeBrun spoke about Ryan McDonagh and said (TSN):
- "The Rangers will probably wait until June to figure out what to do with him"
- "But if a team steps up, like the Rangers themselves did a couple of years ago when they overpaid for Keith Yandle at the deadline - multi-asset trade - then yes, they would listen on McDonagh."
- "McDonagh recently gave his ten-team 'no list' to the Rangers, ten teams that he would not go to. What I am told from a source is that the list is not prohibitive to the Rangers. There are some options for the Rangers among the contenders to move him if the offer is right."
- "Tampa Bay and the Boston Bruins, I do think, have some level of interest in McDonagh. They are fighting for first in the Atlantic, but are they willing to get into a bidding war and pay an exorbitant price for McDonagh, I'm not sure about that at this point."