NHL Trade Rumors: Why the New York Rangers Must Trade for Ryan Smyth

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NHL Trade Rumors: Why the New York Rangers Must Trade for Ryan Smyth

According to Larry Brooks in the February 3 edition of the New York Post, a "well-placed source" says Ryan Smyth would strongly consider waiving his no-move clause if it meant he could pursue a Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers.

The Rangers organization has had much success this year, which is a direct result of building from within. The only area they seem to be lacking in is the power play and overall goal scoring.

Therefore, the only way not to disrupt the workings of a team that so obviously gets along and is playing as a strong unit is to bring in a new player that makes for a seamless transition and a great one at that.

The Rangers are in first place in the Eastern Conference and have been holding that top spot for quite some time now.  

They are also in third place in the NHL overall, so are clearly making it to the playoffs and they have the potential and fire this year to make it all the way to the Stanley Cup.

Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers is the clear missing piece to this Rangers puzzle. And the deal would essentially be a win-win for both parties as will be described throughout.

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