5:10PM: McKenzie tweeted that the Rangers could "possibly" trade Nash and Grabner and will "dutifully listen on McDonagh and Zuccarello."
11:28AM: On TSN 690 in Montreal, Bob McKenzie said that the Rangers are exploring the "sell" options at the trade deadline.
McKenzie added that the Rangers have not "fully committed" to becoming sellers and that they haven't yet asked for Rick Nash's list of teams that he could be traded to.
He continued, "Nash and Grabner are two rentals that they will look at. They will entertain offers on Ryan McDonagh and Mats Zuccarello, two guys that are good hockey players. They don't need to trade those guys, they certainly aren't going to give them away but if they get the right sort of deal, and some people doubt that it would happen between now and the deadline, that it's something they revisit at the draft. Nash and Grabner, if they can get prospects and picks for those guys, they will definitely move them. They are not under contract, they need to turn a page a bit and continue down the road they started on when they traded Derek Stepan for young defenseman DeAngelo and Lias Andersson. He might not impact their lineup this season, he is currently in the AHL, he could end up playing some games in the NHL before the end of the season but also could be sent back to Sweden to finish his year there. That is still to be determined but he is a good player and going to help them for a long time. They need to continue to make those kinds of moves and if it means sacrificing McDonagh or Zuccarello and most certainly Nash and Grabner, then that is what they need to do."
Adam Rotter: If I had to guess, I would say that Michael Grabner is the most likely Ranger to be traded. He has most of the attributes that a playoff team would want and the Rangers should be able to sell high on him based upon his time with the Rangers. The other reason to trade Grabner is that there is probably a more than decent chance that he re-signs in the offseason and if that is the case the Rangers can get assets for him and get him back for next season. I think it's likely that Rick Nash could be moved and while he is certainly more high profile and probably has a higher potential upside than Grabner, Nash also has a bit of control over the situation. He has a list of 12 teams that he would accept a trade to and while it's possible he could expand that list, I'm not sure he will accept a trade unless it's for a situation he and his family really want. It will be a very interesting next few weeks regarding those two, and of course, the futures of Ryan McDonagh and Mats Zuccarello.