MINNESOTA Wild vs DALLAS Stars NHL 8 February 2023. Vladimir Tarasenko, a forward with the St. Louis Blues, would “be extremely welcoming” to a trade to the New York Rangers, according to Jeremy Rutherford and Arthur Staple of The Athletic. Tarasenko’s trade destinations have not been made public by those close with him.
The forward won a Stanley Cup with St. Louis in 2019 and has scored 10 goals in 38 games for the Blues this season.
According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, it should become clear “very soon” whether Patrick Kane, a forward for the Chicago Blackhawks who has a full no-trade clause, is willing to go.
If the forward is open to a deal, interested teams “would be given at least seven to 10 days ahead word,” according to Kane’s representative, according to The Athletic.
The Rangers have indicated a desire to acquire Kane through trade.
The Dallas Stars are among the teams that are also interested in Kane, in addition to the Rangers.
According to Blackhawks reporter Mario Tirabassi, Kane stated on Monday that he was unsure about his future plans. The 34-year-old claimed that he had spoken with his agency about potential trading partners.
The forward is essentially finishing out his career with Chicago since he is in the final year of his deal. As of Monday’s games, the Blackhawks have 35 points and are 23 points shy of a playoff place.
Kane “has always made the most sense” for the Rangers, according to LeBrun’s report from January, who also recommended that the Blueshirts hold out one of their first-round picks in the 2023 NHL Draft.
Prior to the March 3 deadline, the Rangers have been connected to both Patrick Kane and Timo Meier. While Kane is undoubtedly on the team’s radar, he might not be their top choice.
According to Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff, Meier is the team’s top target even if. Kane “makes too much sense” for the Blueshirts.
Meier, 26, has nearly averaged a point per game for San Jose over the past two seasons. With 124 points in 128 games since the 2021–22 season began.