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5 Teams Who Could Help Facilitate an Erik Karlsson Trade

12up Logo By Vincent Velotta of 12up | Slide 1 of 5: The recent failures of the New York Rangers has prompted the call for an immediate rebuild. Last season's performance may have suggested that they don't really have a choice. New York evidently doesn't have enough talent to compete in their loaded division, and the talent that they do have is getting older fast. A trade with New York makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons. First off, the Lightning and Rangers have had frequent communication over the past few years, with the likes of Ryan Callahan, Ryan McDonough, Dan Girardi, and JT Miller going from New York to Tampa over the past few years. The Rangers cap situation would easily accommodate bringing back both Callahan and Girardi, along with some nice prospects and/or picks. In the process of a rebuild, New York would get two veterans who could break in the younger players while also gaining assets to make the process a bit faster.

New York Rangers

The recent failures of the New York Rangers has prompted the call for an immediate rebuild. Last season's performance may have suggested that they don't really have a choice. New York evidently doesn't have enough talent to compete in their loaded division, and the talent that they do have is getting older fast. 


A trade with New York makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons. First off, the Lightning and Rangers have had frequent communication over the past few years, with the likes of Ryan Callahan, Ryan McDonough, Dan Girardi, and JT Miller going from New York to Tampa over the past few years. The Rangers cap situation would easily accommodate bringing back both Callahan and Girardi, along with some nice prospects and/or picks. In the process of a rebuild, New York would get two veterans who could break in the younger players while also gaining assets to make the process a bit faster.  

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