Leetch to Oilers?
Rumor has it the Rangers are thinking of renting out Leetch to a team with playoff potential. At the same time, Kevin Lowe has mentioned he is considering renting a player for the playoffs. Coincidence? I think not.The statement made by Kevin Lowe was reported in the Edmonton Journal. In it, he said that he was not adverse to the idea of renting players. For example, a few years ago the Oilers dealt Boris Mironov for a fourth-round draft pick. They wouldn’t mind being on the recieving end of such a deal.
On the other hand, rumors are circulating that once Leetch is healthy, he will be traded to a contender for … you guessed it… draft picks. He is an unrestricted free agent at the end of this year, and it assumed that he at the end of the season he would then re-sign back with the Rangers.
And we know that the Rangers and Oilers are avid trading partners. A deal is definitely in the mix.