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Published on Thursday, July 29, 2021





The New York Rangers Still Have Interest In Jack Eichel

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Until the issue is resolved, until Drury essentially chooses between extending Zibanejad and trading for Eichel, the 2021-22 Rangers are just a fuzzy picture. It all flows from there.

Yes, Pavel Buchnevich was dealt away. Yes, management is addressing the grind deficiency and size-and-strength shortage by signing Barclay Goodrow, Patrik Nemeth, Sammy Blais and Jarred Tinordi. Beyond that, we’re told that Drury was investigating signing Boston smashmouth purveyor Nick Ritchie as the day evolved.

But with all that, Drury’s first summer in charge can be distilled to his call on Eichel. Supposed suitors are dropping out, just like the Sabres annually do in the playoff chase. Vegas might be in the mix after clearing out $7 million of space by unceremoniously shipping Marc-Andre Fleury to Chicago but the longer this plays out, the more it seems that Drury is negotiating against himself.'



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