Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 6/30/13
Steve Zipay at Newsday reports that with the Rangers void of a first and second round pick during today's draft, they could be preparing a trade to move up. Reports during the week mentioned Michael Del Zotto or JT Miller could potentially be moved. However, Katie Strang at ESPN.com tweeted yesterday that there was no truth to the Miller rumor. And Larry Brooks at the New York Post notes that the Rangers have neither the cap space nor assets to make a blockbuster trade. Although he does mention the Rangers could swap Del Zotto for a "stiffer" defenseman or bundle at least two of their three third round picks to move up in the draft. Brooks also feels that the Rangers decision to keep Brad Richards could make Brian Boyle vulnerable to be traded, however, with Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin likely missing the first month of the season recovering from shoulder surgeries it's unlikely as he'll be needed on the wing. Here's director of player personnel Gordie Clark on...
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