3. The Rangers Have The Cap Room
The Rangers are one of a few teams with cap space right now. Out of the teams actually competing for the playoffs, only the Nashville Predators has more cap space according to CapFriendly.
This team has 6.7 million to work with right now. Domi currently carries a cap hit of 5.3 million and is set to be a free agent at the end of this season. Few teams are going to be able to make a trade work when looking at the cap hit that Domi is carrying. The Rangers are one of those teams that can.
Assuming Domi does not plan to re-sign with the Blue Jackets, they are going to be looking to move him. Finding a team that can take on his salary and provide an asset back the other way like a second-round pick has to be something the Blue Jackets would like.
The Rangers are not going to have to overpay on Domi, they won’t have to give up too much and will have a solid depth addition for the postseason. Domi has nine goals on the season and has missed some time with injuries, assuming he is healthy for the postseason this is a nice addition to the third line for a playoff run.
Domi can play physically and provide a spark to the Rangers, he fits well with the roster they have built and would definitely add to the team before the playoffs. I think this would be a great match for the Rangers and the Blue Jackets.