Is there a scenario where the Rangers don’t need someone like that? Patrick Kane?

Larry Brooks of the NY Post: 10 months ago, the New York Rangers floated the idea of ​​trading forward Patrick Kane to the Chicago Blackhawks for two playoff games.

Kane has been linked with Rangers this year, but if their top six wingers produce, is there a need for him? The Rangers don’t have many options to work with this season.

Can early game Kaapo Kakko and Alexis Lafreniere support all season? Can the Rangers enter the trade deadline without trading either Kaka, Lafreniere, their first-round picks or blue-chip prospects?

The trade deadline is five months away, but if Kakko and Lafreniere can stay in the top six, the Rangers may not have to give up assets for Kane.

What Connor Garlandfuture with canucks?

Sekeres and Price: Darren Dreger on Connor Garland after being a healthy scratch Wednesday night.

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“What I was told was that it was an earned healthy scratch, which of course is an individual factor for the player. But other than that because of Connor Garland’s status.

It was an opportunity to get the message across to the team as well. Now let’s see if they get the message. It didn’t seem like it was against the Columbus Blue Jackets because it’s the same four games into the regular season, and the ability to protect a lead is something the Vancouver Canucks haven’t mastered to this point in the regular season.

I’m more interested in what the long-term bigger picture looks like, the future of Connor Garland. It seems to me that it is not suitable for the eyes Bruce Boudreau. He doesn’t do that.

When was the last time Connor Garland got a chance to play? You tell me. He’s a small player, I mean that’s obvious. But there’s something about his game that doesn’t match Bruce’s.

So what is the end result of this? The guy has a contract, so he’s not going anywhere anytime soon. And the head coach does not have such a contract.”

NHL Rumors: New York Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks