3 Rangers Who Won't Survive the NHL Trade Deadline

The Rangers are one of the teams to watch this trade deadline as the team looks to bolster its chances of winning the Stanley Cup.

Feb 18, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Rangers head coach Peter Laviolette coaches
Feb 18, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Rangers head coach Peter Laviolette coaches / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Matt Rempe

Feb 24, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers left wing Nicolas Deslauriers
Feb 24, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers left wing Nicolas Deslauriers / Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

The physicality of Matt Rempe and his willingness and ability to fight has made him a cult hero in New York over the last week. However, post-trade deadline any Rangers move will likely result in the end of Rempe's time in New York.

The massive forward is playing just four minutes per game playing 20 minutes while serving 32 penalty minutes. The Rangers will look to add scoring which will bump Jimmy Vesey back down to the fourth line.

Whether or not we'll ever see Rempe with the big-league club is uncertain, he's done more than just be a goon so far with a goal and an assist in five games. The issue for Rempe is simply this team has too high of aspirations to continue to play him as he continues to get his feet wet.

The state of the Rangers has caused for players to serve double shifts due to inexperienced rookies like Rempe and Edstrom getting few minutes in third periods.

Rempe in all likelihood won't be traded at the trade deadline but, he certainly won't be skating with the big-league club. With Edstrom, Rempe will return to Hartford in the near future while the big league club prepares for a run at the Stanley Cup.

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