The Rangers are back in action tomorrow night when they host the Capitals. With both defensemen Jack Johnson and Brendan Smith uncertain for the game, I ponder if we could see defenseman Libor Hajek play with Anthony Bitetto.
Hajek was part of the trade that sent Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller to Tampa Bay. He and Brett Howden were key pieces that came back with former Ranger Vladislav Namestnikov, ’18 first round pick Nils Lundkvist and ’19 second round pick Karl Henriksson.
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It includes the organization moving forward without Tony DeAngelo, who’s drawing interest from teams with the Rangers willing to pick up part of his $4.8 million salary cap hit. Plus some praise for Howden, who still has a chance to establish himself in a more defined role.
I discuss the trade GM Jeff Gorton made almost three years ago. Plus more hockey.