Report: Rangers Still A Possibility For Karlsson
According to a report from David Pagnotta, the Rangers are still a possible landing spot for all-star defenseman Erik Karlsson.
On Karlsson chatter: As mentioned earlier this week and as of then, told there are 3 teams (VGK, NYR & ?) speaking to Sens about Karlsson/Ryan combo. Roughly 6-7 others on Karlsson, alone. Believe COL & TB have had talks on Karlsson.
— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) July 1, 2018
The Rangers definitely have the cap room to add both Karlsson and teammate Bobby Ryan. Ryan still has four years left on his current deal at $7.25 million AAV. That is a lot of money to commit to a player that has declined significantly in recent seasons. Acquiring Karlsson would be fantastic for the Rangers, but they have a lot of good, young pieces on the blue line that it may be worth waiting until next year when Karlsson would become a UFA.