Rangers Roundup: Draft picks finalized, free agency and prospect news

The NY Islanders are heading to the Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning. While that may not have been what 60% of Rangers fans wanted, it did move the Blueshirts second first round pick in the draft up to 22.

NY Rangers will select 1 and 22 in the first round

The Blueshirts will now pick 1st overall and 22nd thanks to the Islanders and Stars advancing into the Conference Finals. Jeff Gorton is said to be aggressive in trading that pick in a deal to improve his center position or left defense for next season.

For more on all the Stanley Cup Playoff action check out today’s headlines.

Forever Blueshirts Podcast – Trade Rumors and Free Agency

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Ryan Strome and Tony DeAngelo need to stay with NYR (NHLI/Getty Images)

On the last episode of the Forever Blueshirts podcast, I had longtime NHL rumors specialist, Lyle Richardson on to discuss the trade and free-agency landscape. We also talked RFA, Max Domi and the likelihood he could be dealt. Here is his response. You can listen to the episode in full at the end of this article. Also the iTunes link is in the tweet below.

Vitali Kravtsov plays today!

Traktor plays their second game of the season and Vitali Kravtsov will be on the second line once again. We will have further updates after the game.

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