It is no surprise to anyone that the Rangers have a glut of centers. They have four on the roster, with two knocking on the door. Assuming the Rangers resign Betts and no one offers Dubi an outrageous offer sheet, they will have 6 centers for the foreseeable future.
Columbus GM Scott Howson confirmed on Toronto’s Fan590 that his team has interest in acquiring a center, and will be buyers at the deadline. It is safe to assume that their first choices would be players that don’t have long term contracts, such as Nik Antropov. However, and I’m just being an irresponsible rumor mongorer here, they have the cap room to absorb the cap hit of a higher priced center, like Scott Gomez, and still be able to resign their key free agents.
While I don’t think Gomez is going anywhere, it’s still fun to talk about. Thoughts?