Rick Nash trade rumors
Will the New York Rangers trade Rick Nash?

Will the New York Rangers trade Rick Nash for a defenceman?

NBC Sports: Trade rumors are still going around about the New York Rangers trading forward Rick Nash for a defenceman. Rumors continue to link the Rangers to St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, possibly involving winger Rick Nash.

Cam Fowler is frequently mentioned as a trade option. The Anaheim Ducks need a scoring left winger, so there might be a fit there for the Rangers.

The Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning could also become trade targets for the Rangers. The Flyers could try to move Mark Streit or Andrew MacDonald to make room for young blueliners Ivan Provorov and Sam Morin. Once the Lightning re-sign right winger Nikita Kucherov to his big raise, they could consider shopping defenseman Jason Garrison and his $4.6-million cap hit.

With $1.4 million in cap space, GM Jeff Gorton cannot afford to take on a high-salaried defenseman without moving out significant dollars in the deal.


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