Rangers Roundup: Panarin all Hart, Buchnevich, Kreider, Georgiev, and more
The Rangers will be in Detroit tonight to complete the home and home series with the Red Wings. Last night, Artemi Panarin helped propel the Rangers with 2 points and now has 70 points in 48 games for 5th best in the NHL. He is only 9 points behind Leon Draisaitl who has played 3 more games than the Breadman. Impressive.
It’s time for Artemi Panarin to be a major contender for the Hart Trophy as the league MVP. The last player to win it without his team making the postseason was Mario Lemieux, it may be time for it to happen again.
Top Trade Topics
Georgiev: The Rangers are sticking with the 3 goalie system as expected. A league source told me that Toronto’s interest has dropped as they are focused on getting a defenseman. On the flip side, the Sharks are hot for a goalie and feel Georgiev is a starter for them as both Martin Jones and Aaron Dell have faltered. READ MORE
Kreider: We’ve been saying that even if the Rangers wanted to keep Kreider, where they are as a franchise , what his contract would be, and how tantalizing the offers are going to be will see him moved at the deadline. There are at least 8 teams interested in him at the moment. READ MORE
Buchnevich: So let me get this straight, he poses no cap issues and is on pace for 45 points which would be a career high (he scored 43 in 2018). In essence, the Rangers have a young cost controlled talented winger, who continues to show improvement, and Brooks thinks the Rangers might want to trade him. We need to discuss this. READ MORE