September 8, 2020

Rangers Roundup: Kravtsov update, Drury on lottery, and did the Rangers and Habs talk Domi trade?

Max Domi rumors heating up (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

Good evening Rangers fans. There’s plenty to discuss in the latest edition of Rangers roundup. Kravtsov played his third game of the season, Drury gives his thoughts on the lottery and more.

Vitali Kravtsov plays a strong game

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Kravtsov fires the puck (Traktor/KHL)

Traktor fell 3-2 in OT today against Sochi. Vitali Kravtsov was on the for both goals they scored. Once again, Kravtsov is playing well and most importantly shooting the puck. He now has 16 shot in three contests.

Chris Drury talks about winning the lottery

Assistant General Manager, Chris Drury spoke about the disappointment of getting swept by the Carolina Hurricanes. That of course was all made more palatable when the Rangers won the lottery and the right to pick Alexis Lafreniere on October 6th.

Here’s Chris describing his reactions to seeing the ball come up Blueshirts.

Rangers and Canadiens Domi trade talk?

Max Domi’s name has been in the NHL trade rumor mill for over a week now. The Canadiens are said to be willing to trade Max Domi’s rights at the draft. He is an arbitration eligible RFA coming off a deal with an AAV of $3.1 million. His next contract could be a manageable two-year bridge deal for around $5.5 million making him a UFA at 27.

On September 4th, I wrote a post on Max Domi being a fit at center for the Rangers. I noted that I would make some calls to confirm if the Rangers were indeed one of the teams rumored interested.

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Max Domi on Broadway? (Getty Images)

Well today, I finally got a reply from a source with knowledge on the Max Domi side. When asked if there have been trade talks about Domi, the reply indicated that it is very likely. As it pertains to which teams, it sounded like the Rangers and Penguins were in the mix. However, at at this time those discussions could have just been exploratory to see what Marc Bergevin is looking for in return.

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