McKenzie: Rangers will likely trade Chris Kreider and Jimmy Vesey

Jimmy Vesey pleasant surprise for the Rangers

Per Bob McKenzie on SiriusXM (courtesy of Tom Urtz Jr.), the Rangers are likely to trade both Jimmy Vesey and Chris Kreider tonight. There’s a lot of trade chatter, but McKenzie singled out these two as likely to move.

As always, there is nothing wrong with trading players who may not be a part of the future. However considering it’s Kreider, the return is going to be highly scrutinized for years to come. It will be like trading Derek Stepan or Ryan McDonagh. It’s one of those where Jeff Gorton will need to hit a homerun.

Packaging these two together could lead to interesting results, possibly a top-ten pick and then some. Time will tell, though.