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2020 Trade Deadline Day Open Thread

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Following a relatively quiet day preceding today’s trade deadline, crunch time is approaching for Jeff Gorton, John Davidson, and the rest of the Blueshirts’ decision makers. The team opted against making any trades yesterday, and with less than seven hours remaining until today’s 3 P.M. trade deadline, decisions on the team’s trade chips will need to be made sooner rather than later.

After a last ditch effort at contract negotiations, Chris Kreider appears destined to be moving on from Broadway after nearly 600 games with the organization. The Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, and Washington Capitals are among the handful of teams that have emerged as legitimate suitors for Kreider’s services.

Things have been quieter on the Jesper Fast and Alexandar Georgiev fronts. The Carolina Hurricanes saw both of their NHL goaltenders leave Saturday night’s contest due to injury, and were forced to recall both of their netminders from AHL Charlotte just to hold down the fort, so a match could be made there. Fast found the back of the net twice in what could be his final game with the Ranger, so his lasting memory in Rangerstown could be a fond one.

Although yesterday provided nothing in the way of excitement, today will present a much different picture. Use this as your open thread for any reaction and overreaction you may habe to day’s activities.