Mats Zuccarello as a potential trade target for Pittsburgh?
— benjy (@bpalermo98) February 9, 2018
Anything can happen, but I think the Rangers will try to trade their veterans to teams outside of the division. I don’t think they have any interest in making the Penguins better, in particular. The price will probably be inflated and not worth it.
The Penguins definitely will have a better relationship dealing with other teams. Botterill is in Buffalo and he could be a could partner to trade with. Rutherford also seems to like to deal with Carolina, Toronto and Edmonton. I think the chances of the Penguins getting any of the Rangers good players, especially at a fair price is very slim.