In an effort to bring you all the best and the brightest opinions on Rangers prospects and the coming NHL draft, we decided to reach out to friend of the blog Jess Rubenstein. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Jess runs a highly regarded draft/prospect analysis website called The Prospect Park. Unlike most websites that track this aspect of hockey, Jess actually writes his own scouting reports and takes the time to go watch many of these young men play. I know, what a concept!
Anyway, we asked him about the Rangers farm system and the upcoming draft. See what Jess had to say and don’t forget to check out his site!
Q. Do you think the Rangers trade up/down at the draft, or do they stay where they’re at?
Jess: I would be shocked if they traded up, but I would actually urge them to trade down from 28. Once you get past the 10th spot in the 1st rd then there really is not much difference in talent level. NYR only have 4 picks (28, 59th, 89th and 119th) as of right now, so trade down...