My Rangers draft wish list

First things first: this is a wish list for players that are realistic targets with the 28th overall pick.  Of course I’d prefer Nail Yakupov to anyone on this list, but he’s not coming to New York.  Second of all, while these are players that have caught my eye, it will be tough to question any pick the Blueshirts make…

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Columbus might be willing to part with the second pick in the draft in addition to Rick Nash

In USA Today, Kevin Allen suggests that in addition to shopping Rick Nash, Columbus is willing to deal the second overall pick in the draft.  Allen writes that though it’s highly unlikely, it would be quite the blockbuster if Nash and the second pick were packaged in the same deal. The current asking price for Nash according to Allen is,…

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Draft Watch: Tim Bozon, Henrik Samuelsson, Mark Jankowski

The draft is creeping ever closer and so far there have been no clues as to whom the Rangers will pick.  In typical Gordie Clark fashion, the Blueshirts have kept things close to the vest, so it’s hard to say who is on their radar.  These three forwards are consistently rated in the 20-to-35 range, so they could be realistic…

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Draft Watch: Tom Wilson, Tanner Pearson, Phil Di Giuseppe

One position the Rangers might like to improve on is their wing depth, specifically in the form of power forwards.  New York boasts a handful of gnat-sized forwards that possess bundles of talent, but could struggle to match up against bigger NHL players.  There are a few players that could be available at pick #28 that bring size and skill…

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If Nash becomes an auction Sather needs to step away

According to reports there are as many as seven teams who have had serious discussions regarding Rick Nash. This is exactly the kind of market Scott Howson and the Columbus Blue Jackets will have hoped for and exactly what the Rangers will not have wanted. With Zach Parise apparently ruling himself out of a free agency switch to New York,…

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A unique opportunity to move up in the draft

Glen Sather is renowned for his usually small circle of trading partners. That circle often includes clubs where a connection to either former staff (Maloney, Phoenix) or teams where Sather has history such as Edmonton. Perhaps there is an opportunity for Sather to revisit his former club once again. The Oilers are crying out for defensive help while the Rangers…

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The right year to make a high-risk, high-reward pick

The New York Rangers are scheduled to select 28th overall in the June draft (barring a trade for Rick Nash) meaning they will make their first pick later than they have since 2002, when New York selected center Lee Falardeau 33rd overall out of Michigan State. By pick number 28, all of the “can’t miss” prospects will be long gone…

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Draft/Prospect Q&A w/ Jess from Prospect Park

In an effort to bring you all the best and the brightest opinions on Rangers prospects and the coming NHL draft, we decided to reach out to friend of the blog Jess Rubenstein. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Jess runs a highly regarded draft/prospect analysis website called The Prospect Park. Unlike most websites that track this aspect of…

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Draft/Prospect Q&A w/ Jess from Prospect Park

In an effort to bring you all the best and the brightest opinions on Rangers prospects and the coming NHL draft, we decided to reach out to friend of the blog Jess Rubenstein. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Jess runs a highly regarded draft/prospect analysis website called The Prospect Park. Unlike most websites that track this aspect of…

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Draft Watch: Patrick Sieloff, Jordan Schmaltz, Derrick Pouliot

It may seem like the Rangers have been growing young defensemen on trees, but Mike Sauer’s uncertain future is proof that you can never have enough blueliners in the pipeline.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few D-men that could interest New York at the draft later this month. Just a reminder, all 2012 draft prospect…

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