The New York Rangers and the Chicago Blackhawks might want to work on getting a trade done involving Dylan Strome, as it definitely could benefit all parties.
The Chicago Blackhawks have not been working with Dylan Strome on the roster. The team has often scratched the former third overall pick and he is definitely in need of a fresh start on a new team, the issue is no team has been willing to give him that chance yet.
The New York Rangers have the salary cap to add one year of a Dylan Strome contract.
The New York Rangers are one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference and they are the top dog in the Metropolitan Division right now, but anything can happen. The Rangers are definitely going to want to make sure they have enough depth for a potential postseason run, and Strome won’t come at too high of a price by any means.
Strome and the Blackhawks need to get the two parties a fresh start. Strome doesn’t have a heck of a lot of value no matter the price it cost the Blackhawks to add him to their organization a few years ago. His three million dollar contract is up at the end of the season, which makes that more manageable and doable, and if things work out a pay cut could keep him with the team, or see him join a different team after the season. Either way, it is a relatively inexpensive add for the Rangers.
Now, the Rangers are probably not going to want to move any of their big-time assets to add Strome who has been struggling. So what they could do is move their second-round pick for a third or fourth coming back the other way.
Dylan Strome is the brother of current Ranger Ryan Strome. Ryan Strome is still in contract negotiations with the Rangers on an extension past this season, maybe the opportunity to play with his brother will spark an elevated level of play from Dylan Strome.
The Rangers definitely should entertain the idea of adding Dylan Strome to their team. He is still young, won’t be looking for a big contract after the season, won’t come at a high of a price, has a brother on the team, and is a good depth option for a playoff team. You can never have enough centers and Strome could be someone that could jump in on any line during the postseason if someone falls to an injury.