NY Rangers interested in Timo Meier from San Jose Sharks

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Per Daily Faceoff (Frank Seravalli and Mike McKenna), the NY Rangers have interest in San Jose Sharks winger Timo Meier to augment their top-six at the trade deadline.

Meier is a name we’ve mentioned a bunch (last week’s Patreon post, Patreon post from two weeks ago, in December, earlier in December). He’s a pure shooter, something the Rangers sorely need. The problem with Meier is the acquisition cost, which will be high, and that he’s not a pure rental. As an RFA with a qualifying offer of $10 million, he’d cost more up front to acquire and then the Rangers would need to either trade him at the draft to recoup assets, or find a way to make the salary work. Unfortunately, NHL GMs aren’t as creative as NBA GMs.

Meier checks off a lot of boxes for the Rangers, but the big one he doesn’t check off is cheap. There’s certainly a way to make it work this year, but beyond would take creativity or dumb luck.