We're pretty high on Thomas but would make him available at the right price. That being said, Thomas is more likely to be included in a deal for a top 6 winger that can help us now. We don't need more minor leaguers now.
Closer to real value would be a defenseman off the NHL roster, such as Franson.
What would you have expected for Nazim Kadri? Well, keep that in mind when considering Thomas scored on average TWICE what Kadri did in the OHL.
Kadri isn't a goal scorer? And was drafted for his blend of vision, creativity and peskiness not on his OHL accomplishments BTW, Kadri absolutely dominated the playoffs in junior, not many players were able to elevate their game like he did.
In any event, the Rangers are already faced with the problem of what to do with some of their defensemen when injuries are healed.
A minor league defenseman s not something the Rangers will feel any need to deal one of their only RW prospects for. (Fasth is the only other one, unless you count Zuccarello) A 3rd is hardly going to change that.