Some news on Georgiev from Saturday Headlines on HNIC.
Rangers are listening, but they won't be giving him away. Looking for a young forward/forward prospect pic.twitter.com/AvhjI9RHcL
— Tom Urtz Jr. (@TomUrtzJr) January 12, 2020
Good job by Tom here to capture the video. Friedman mentions that the Rangers do have three goalies and a good amount of defensive prospects, so teams are assuming the cost will be high. Friedman does mention that the cost is likely to be a young forward who is either NHL ready or very close to it.
Given the relative lack of forward depth – especially when you consider players like Chris Kreider, Jesper Fast, and Ryan Strome may price themselves out of New York this offseason – this price does make sense. That said, the playoff contenders that need a goalie are limited (Calgary? Carolina?), so this may not be a deadline deal.
The goalie market is very difficult to figure out, but Georgiev, as a 23 year old starter, could command a higher price than we expect. Or the Rangers could package him on draft day. There are options, and there’s no need to rush a trade.