There hasn't bee much trade chatter around the New York Rangers so far this year. All of the Rangers trades this year have pretty much come from left field, highlighted by the Mike Rupp move that brought both Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri to Broadway.
One name, however, that seems to continue popping up is Ryan O'Reilly. A Colorado Avalanche RFA, O'Reilly is currently holding out for a better contract from the Avalanche. O'Reilly is reportedly looking for a long-term deal worth upwards of $6-million a year while the Avalanche are in the two-year $7-million neighborhood.
And that right there is one of the main issues with anyone who thinks the Rangers should make a serious play for O'Reilly: The money.
Is O'Reilly -- a player who hit the 50-point mark for the first time in his career last year -- worth the same price tag as Brad Richards, or be in the same ballpark as Marian Gaborik, Rick Nash and Henrik Lundqvist? Is it worth it for the Rangers -- who do have their own UFA and RFA issues coming up in the near future -- to bring in another high-priced player before they take on contracting issues for guys like Ryan McDonagh, Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, Gaborik and even Lundqvist?
Will The Rangers Make A Move For Ryan O'Reilly?
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