Rangers acquisition Barclay Goodrow predicted that Opening Night between Washington and New York was going to be “interesting.” Now I totally believe him.
Thursday night, the Rangers acquired enforcer Ryan Reaves from the Vegas Golden Knights for a third-round pick.
✈️ NEW YORK BOUND. pic.twitter.com/a8zGEQYo5E
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 30, 2021
Minutes after the trade was announced, Tom Wilson began trending again on Twitter.
— Lee Picard (@LeePicard15) July 30, 2021
Here is a sampling of some of the good observations about the trade.
As announced by GM Tom Wilson https://t.co/WLS6Ih7SkW
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) July 30, 2021
Ryan Reaves reportedly once said to a team "I am the solution to your Tom Wilson problem." https://t.co/fcdcvVD0bx
— Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) July 30, 2021
NYR since Tom Wilson rag-dolled Panarin:
-Fired Jeff Gorton, owner says they need to get gritter
-Traded Buchnevich for just Blais+2nd
-Signed Goodrow for 6 years
-Signed Jarred Tinordi
-Traded for Ryan Reaves
This is the only instance where I will accept "rent-free" https://t.co/h98APHFpoG
— Trevor Shackles (@ShackTS) July 30, 2021
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 30, 2021
Ryan Reaves (traded to the Rangers for a third) is a player you can employ to work at your hockey team. pic.twitter.com/Q7dATLJ6Ld
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) July 30, 2021
Someone also defaced the New York Rangers’ Wikipedia page to show Tom Wilson as the owner of the team.
The Rangers have completely remade their team since Tom Wilson’s “horrifying acts of violence” on May 3, per a New York Rangers press release. Wilson’s antics led to a line-brawl after he punched Pavel Buchnevich, who was face down laying on the ice, and rag-dolled Artemi Panarin.
Tom avoided suspension from the NHL and the Rangers got really, really mad
The two teams’ opened their rematch two days later with another line brawl. The clubs combined for 100 penalty minutes in the first period.
Since then the Rangers have fired president John Davidson, GM Jeff Gorton, and head coach David Quinn and his three assistants.
The Capitals and Rangers open the season against each other on Wednesday, October 13. There most certainly will be fireworks and it will definitely be stupid. Can’t wait.
7/30, 3:30 PM update: The Rangers are working to sign Reaves to a one-year extension, per Elliotte Friedman.
In addition to trade to NYR, team and Ryan Reaves working on a one-year extension around his previous AAV ($1.75M)
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 30, 2021
7/30, 7:25 PM update: The extension is worth $1.75 million.
— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) July 30, 2021
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