Larry Brooks of The New York Post discusses the shortcomings on the current Rangers roster. The controversial reporter notes that the pieces that may have value are the same that the team wants to keep.
Most importantly he discusses a trade proposal supposedly between GM Glen Sather and former assistant and current Coyotes GM Don Maloney. Sather would send AHL defenseman and promising defensive prospect Bobby Sanguinetti for struggling forward Peter Mueller.
Although the former 8th overall pick managed a measly six points in his first 26 games it will take more to land him. Still young at 21 years of age, Mueller averaged 48 points through his first two seasons. Regardless of his slump he remains a vital part of a young Coyotes core and probably would not be moved until the trade deadline if at all.
In other news, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch says GM Scott Howson expressed interest in Senators defenseman Brian Lee. As we reported recently, the Blue Jackets are in need of a defenseman following the injury of Rostislav Klesla. Following the Howson’s profile, he tends to trade for younger players on the verge of breaking out. Lee, a former first round pick, fits this profile.
Portzline believes Nikita Filatov could fetch Lee and more from the Senators. We predicted they would dangle the young Russian in order to grab a young defenseman who would fit in their core. Is Lee that guy? Tell me what you think in the comments…
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