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Rangers Owner Stops Chris Drury From Making A Big Trade For A Very Selfish Reason

Published February 7, 2024 at 4:36 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
An unexpected revelation last night caused a stir within the hockey community.

New York Rangers' owner James Dolan has reportedly vetoed trades this season for a selfish reason.

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According to a revelation from NHL insider Darren Dreger, the New York Rangers are in the market for a center.

However, Dreger disclosed that James Dolan, the team's owner, has imposed a restriction on the team's GM Chris Drury: he can't trade his 2024 first round pick.

Here's what he said:

"Yeah, (complications) including their 1st round pick in 2024. The New York Rangers would like to add a forward, I'm told they did make an offer for Elias Lindholm... but that after was clearly not accepted. James Dolan wants to protect the 2024 1st round pick so that the Rangers can be part of the spotlight at the Draft at the Sphere because Dolan is also the owner of the Sphere in Vegas. The Rangers want to be part of the spectacle in Vegas."

Dolan's insistence on retaining the 2024 first-round pick, to ensure the Rangers' participation in the Draft event at The Sphere, means the team may have to consider using their 2025 pick in negotiations instead.

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The Rangers are on the hunt for a secondary center. With Filip Chytil sidelined for the season, they're in dire need of one for the playoffs.

With the 2025 NHL Draft expected to be particularly strong, any picks from it could prove to be great assets. Nonetheless, without their 2024 first-round pick, it'll likely be complicated for them to get interesting players this season.

Do you think the Rangers will make a blockbuster trade before this season's deadline?

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