Rangers Roundup: Taxi squad call up and Flyers after Vince Dunn, should the Blueshirts get involved?
The Rangers made a minor move with Filip Chytil out for 4-6 weeks by calling up forward, Anthony Greco to the taxi squad. It’s unlikely he sees any playing time, but newsworthy nonetheless.
NHL Rumors: Flyers after Vince Dunn
Over at The Daily Goal Horn today:
Vince Dunn is just 24 years-old and has a nice contract with an AAV of $1.875 million. He will be an RFA at the end of this season and according to Frank Seravalli, the Blues have engaged with a lot of teams on Dunn.
Elliotte Friedman noted that a first round pick is the starting point in a deal, and it appears at least three teams are interested. The Flyers, Jets, and Canucks may have already made some calls to see if they can deal for him.
Any team that lands the lefty defenseman will have themselves a very solid player with plenty of upside potential.
The big question, should the Rangers try and block the Flyers from landing a top four defender?
NHL Rumors: Should the Rangers go after Vince Dunn
The Rangers don’t need anymore first round picks. They already are overloaded with prospects as it is. Dunn is young and has a nice affordable contract. Jeff Gorton would also be able to keep the pending RFA because dead cap money is coming off the books.
Dunn is a solid defender who is the left handed guy they need right now, not next season. He’s already won a Stanley Cup and has 40 point potential. Why wouldn’t you go after a player like that, especially when you have a huge need on left defense today.
Let’s face it, Jack Johnson and Brendan Smith aren’t getting it done. And at some point, the team will have to admit that maybe they were wrong (as well as myself) about Libor Hajek’s future.
A trade for Dunn would also block one of the best team’s in the Rangers division, the Flyers from acquiring him. It just seems like a deal worthy to pursue for multiple reasons.