Malakhov, Poti Available?
The New York Post has NHL Team Officials saying that the Rangers are “dangling” defensemen Tom Poti and Vladimir Malakhov to land a much needed left-winger, maybe Miro Satan or Petr Bondra.
My take: I don’t think Poti will be dealt, but it is a possibility. He hasn’t done badly this season, but he couldn’t make Leetch look old. His contract is up this year, possible trade can occur. TFP.com also speaks about the Rangers landing Miro Satan.
The Post then mentioned that the defensive gap would be filled by Janne Niinimaa. Another possibility could be Jason Smith (contract is up this season).