Rangers Podcast: Vladimir Tarasenko Traded to Rangers

Rangers add Blues' star in move with zero downside for Blueshirts

There’s still more than three weeks until the trade deadline, but the Rangers decided not to wait until the last minute, trading for the Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko, who will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

The Rangers sent Sammy Blais, Hunter Skinner, a conditional first-round pick an a conditional fourth-round pick to the Blues in exchange for Tarasenko and Niko Mikkola with the Blues also retaining 50 percent of Tarasenko’s cap hit.

There isn’t a single negative to the trade for the Rangers. It’s an unbelievable job by Chris Drury.