To Rangers - Nashville 1st in 2013 and Kevin Klein
To Colorado - Mike Del Zotto
To Rangers - Ryan O'Reilly
Thoughts on each?
Richards -- wishful thinking. Still has some value despite slow start, but contract raises concerns. Best option is to trade to a team who can use him, but can contingency use buyout on him after next year if necessary, in which case we have to pay them for that service. It's either that or we use our last compliance on him ourselves. I think there are several clubs not using both compliances, so it's a matter of what they want and what we are willing to pay.
ROR pros and cons ... is MDZ best traded or kept, and if traded, is ROR best return?
For example would rather do something like Stepan + MDZ + X for Evander Kane than straight up for ROR.
If all it took to get O'Reilly was del Zotto, I have a feeling he'd be playing for Rangers right now. I think Rangers would have to add quite a bit.
Del Zotto is a 40+ scoring PMD, there were only 19 of those in the league last season, but there were 100 forwards with 50+ points last season.
Del Zotto has the rarer skillset and is signed, RoR is not.
Avs would have to add.