Rangers Roundup: Trading Buchnevich, Lundqvist’s future, and more

It’s a slow news day after a tough loss to Columbus but let’s touch on some interesting subjects as we are only about 5 weeks from the NHL trade deadline.

Trading Buchnevich

Everyone knows that Pavel Buchnevich is in a scoring slump. While there are times it just looks like he is snake bitten there have been games where he is a non factor for long stretches. This has prompted Larry Brooks to entertain the idea of trading Buchnevich.

But even as he has been a staple on the top six and on the second power-play unit, Buchnevich has not generated much offense. Indeed, the Russian winger has recorded one goal (and three assists) over his past 13 games. He has posted two goals (and four assists) over his past 23 matches. And as most of the trade deadline talk has been focused on Kreider, Strome, Tony DeAngelo and Alexandar Georgiev, Buchnevich is certainly to be a topic of conversation in the executive suite as Feb. 24 approaches.


It is an interesting thought, but I don’t think the Rangers part with Buchnevich at the deadline. And please stop the nonsense with Strome or DeAngelo.

Lundqvist’s Future

Ok, so this is just a topic that some Rangers fans can’t get over. Henrik Lundqvist controls his future. Once again, he has a full no move clause and 1 year left on his deal. He was given an out 2 years ago and didn’t take it. So why are some fans unrelenting here as if their desire will wish it into existence? Bottom line, Hank could have a change of heart and ask to be traded. Until that becomes announced, stop with the trade Hank or please retire scenarios.

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