Buzz: Would the Rangers consider trading Carl Hagelin for more size?

Carl HagelinLarry Brooks wonders if the Rangers, even though speed on the wing has become a strength, would consider moving Carl Hagelin to add a bit more size and strength. (NY Post)

A player he mentions, who would add that size and strength, would be Winnipeg Jets captain, and two-time Stanley Cup winner, Andrew Ladd. (NY Post)

Ladd, a left wing, is 6-3, 205 has 10 goals, 22 assists, 91 hits and two more years after this season on his contract at $4.4 million.

The 91 hits would be third on the Rangers behind Chris Kreider (108) and Brian Boyle (97). Ladd plays 19:18 a game and almost 2 minutes a night on the PK.

Adam Rotter: Hagelin is a very valuable and effective top-nine forward for the Rangers and they are not shopping him, but if they are to make a deal to get a quality player, a guy like a Ladd or Evander Kane or Yakupov or anyone, they will likely need to give him up. You can’t acquire top-six forwards for a Michael Del Zotto/JT Miller package, you need to give an NHL player who can make an immediate impact and Hagelin is that guy.

The Rangers have three top-nine wingers over 6-3 and three top-nine wingers 5-11 and under. I don’t think the Rangers will trade Hagelin this season and will go into the playoffs with what they have at forward and see if their speed, forechecking game can  carry them.




7 comments
Marc Weissman
Marc Weissman

Yeah, trade the fastest skater in the league. Brilliant.

Jane Kuflik Agdern
Jane Kuflik Agdern

If the @NYR team that played against the Red Wings & Senators shows up to play they can beat any team.

cole3244
cole3244

if a trade is made it had better be because it was an offer the rangers could not refuse otherwise stay pat things are improving and shaking up the team may do more damage than good.

Gary Wien
Gary Wien

I've begun to despise these Larry Brook trade rumors... The team is playing well right now.  It took a while, but it looks like they understand the new system and it's working -- even against the top teams in the league.


Why does it seem like the more games we win, the more Larry spits out names that could be traded?

Debra Kay Levi
Debra Kay Levi

Nonsense-What an insult to a very good player/ its about what he's made of as a player/ his size is what we need! / faster & can get inbetween players easier to move & groove - he has already proven himself - teams dont have to be equal in size- just evenly balanced for successful play!

Hagelin is not being traded...maybe brassard or staal