Larry Brooks writes that he doubts Ryan Spooner fits into the Rangers long-term plans and adds that Spooner is an RFA with arbitration rights and a free agent after next season. (NY Post)
Brooks writes that it may be "difficult" for the Rangers to move Spooner and that the organization will have to consider whether to sign Spooner to a one-year deal, so he can be used as a trade chip at the deadline, or non-tender him and allow him to be a free agent. (NY Post)
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Adam Rotter: I think that the Rangers need to view Spooner as more as a part of a trade rather than someone they can build a trade around. Spooner is a talented offensive player that will get in the 40ish point range if put in the right situation. I think that the Rangers can use Spooner to move up in the draft, either as part of a big package to move up from 9, 26 or the Tampa pick, or possibly in a smaller package to move up in later rounds. I think it would probably be a mistake for the Rangers to non-tender him and let him go for free. Even if the Rangers have to keep him on a one-year deal, someone looking to add offense will trade for him next season.