3/28/18 | On NBCSN, Bob McKenzie said that the Rangers will again be "open for business."
McKenzie said, "same as they were at the trade deadline, once the season is over the road to the rebuild continues. You have these three first round picks, two second round picks and that is almost too many. What I believe is the case is that John Gorton will look at opportunities, is there a chance to package up some of those picks, 1 or 2 or 3 of the first round picks to move up higher in the draft or a first and a second to move up in the draft."
He added, "another consideration, I don't think the Rangers are interested in getting 26-27-28 year old guys but if you can find a really good 21-22-23 year old, using those draft picks as currency, I think the Rangers are wide open for that. Wide open to a lot of things on their player roster trades, wide open for things in terms of moving those draft picks as currency."
Jeff Gorton said last week that the Rangers should have a lot of potential options at the draft.
Adam Rotter: The Rangers have lots of different potential trade options this summer. Where the draft lottery places them will certainly play a big part and I think it's very likely that the Rangers use their pick and some other assets to move up as far as they can. They could maybe look into trading for an RFA in his early 20s, especially from a team that may have cap issues or has to make a move to prevent future cap issues. There will be options and Jeff Gorton will have a lot of time to explore all of them before the draft.