The New York Rangers scouts were at today’s Avalanche game in Colorado. Of course, they were likely there to scout Detroit who are their next opponent after they face off against the Islanders tomorrow. Still when it comes to Colorado, you can’t avoid the Chris Kreider trade possibility. And maybe the Rangers are killing two birds with one stone.
Kreider to the Avs trade makeup
So what would a deal with the Avalanche look like if Kreider is indeed traded as a rental at the deadline? Even if the Rangers decide to retain 50% of Kreider’s salary, the asking price starts with a 1st rounder. I reached to Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com to get his thoughts on a deal.
The last several games involving the Avs have had scouts from the Blueshirts in the press box, including today’s game with the Detroit Red Wings. Are the Rangers really that concerned about that March 11 game at the Pepsi Center against the Avs? Yeah, no, I don’t think so.Adrian Dater
According to Dater, he feels the Avs would likely be willing to part with their 1st rounder and a prospect. Another name connected in possible Kreider rumors is Avs prospect and 2018 first round pick Martin Kaut. When asked about the talented Czech prospect, he said it’s either Kaut or their first, not both.