The New York Rangers have been willing to let teams use their cap space to facilitate trades for awhile. Thus far they’ve had no takers as we’ve already had around a dozen deals coming into today’s NHL Trade Deadline. So far, many of the deals that required cap help have taken place in the East Division and traditional Eastern Conference.
This GM’s can clearly see the Rangers are stacked with young talent and prospects and are not looking to feed the growing monster.
Darren Dreger is reporting that several teams with cap space have been willing to let teams use it in order to facilitate complex deals. The Red Wings did so in the David Savard deal between the Jackets and Lightning.
The Devils and Sharks were discussed as another, but the Rangers are a new one. I did some further digging and was informed that they have been offering their cap space for some time now but other teams are unwilling to add to the Blueshirts already deep and talented pool of talent.