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Rumor: Rangers listening to offers on Alex Georgiev

The cost is going to be high

Per Elliotte Friedman, the Rangers are apparently willing to listen to offers on goalie Alex Georgiev.

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.