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The New York Rangers Could Use Ilya Kovalchuk

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Of course and absolutely the Rangers should and will pursue Ilya Kovalchuk when the scoring machine hits the open market as a 35-year-old unrestricted free agent July 1.

He would have been the right guy this year for the intended retool had the Devils been more amenable to shipping his rights across the Hudson for less than a first-rounder, and he is the right guy for next year’s rebuild/rebound season in which the Blueshirts should be able to compete for a playoff spot with some fortification.

You’re delusional if you believe the Rangers are going to throw a bunch of young lambs onto the ice to be slaughtered in 2018-19. The Baby Blueshirts will need accomplished veterans to help show the way, and Kovalchuk — most certainly along with Rick Nash, no guarantee to return after experiencing life near the top of the league in Boston — is one of the guys management will attempt to enlist who can do that.

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duhduhduh's avatar

Do it!  Do it now!

Posted by duhduhduh on 03/16/18 at 09:31 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I want to think he would not sign with the team that is not a contender. But in all reality I have a feeling he would sign anywhere for the right price.

Posted by TreKronor on 03/16/18 at 09:55 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Of course and absolutely the Rangers should and will pursue Ilya Kovalchuk when the scoring machine hits the open market as a 35-year-old unrestricted free agent July 1.

That would be the most NYR thing ever, and it would be why the NYR never really get anywhere.

Posted by Primis on 03/16/18 at 11:27 AM ET

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