NY Rangers working on Ryan Reaves extension; Georgiev’s agent denies trade request

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Dec 4, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Vegas Golden Knights right wing Ryan Reaves (75) checks Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) during the first period at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Blueshirts are already working on keeping their new found Wilson-Repellant, Ryan Reaves here beyond next season. Per Elliotte Friedman, the Rangers are looking at a one-year extension for the 34 year-old enforcer with the same same AAV of $1.75M.

That would keep Reaves here until 2022-23.


Rangers acquire Ryan Reaves

Per Rangers Press Release:

New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has acquired forward Ryan Reaves from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.

Reaves, 34, skated in 37 games with Vegas this past season, registering one goal and four assists for five points, along with 27 penalty minutes. He led the NHL (min. 20 games played) in hits per 60 minutes of ice time in 2020-21 (23.02), and he also led the Golden Knights in hits (141) this past season. Reaves skated in 12 games during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs while helping the Golden Knights advance to the Semifinals.

At 6-2 and 225 lbs, Reaves is no stranger to the physical aspects of the game. In 686 games he has accumulated 937 penalty minutes. He can also chip in with some occasional offense as he’s picked up 101 points over that time. The big forward also likes to throw the body with 2,322 hits in his career to go with 75 major penalties.

About these Georgiev rumors

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USA Today reporter, Vince Mercogliano reached out to Alexandar Georgiev’s agent, Mike Liut to ask about his “trade request.” The response he received was that no request was made.

This is all stemming from a report by Frank Seravalli saying that Georgiev has requested a change of scenery. When questioned about on Twitter, Seravalli had an interesting response.

“I think we’re splitting hairs here,” he began. “”Official” versus “unofficial” trade request. Is “open to a move” really all that different? Does it matter if the Rangers are equally “open to a move” because Georgiev may not be a unanimously well-liked teammate?”

That’s going to require some further explanation at some point.

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