Rangers Summary: New additions against Demons and Galant in the squad and more

February 27, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers center Greg McKeig (14) and Vancouver Canucks center Tyler Mott (64) chase the disc during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers will continue their pursuit of the top spot on Tuesday night in Newark, NJ, when they visit the New Jersey Devils.

On Monday, Rangers were busy on trade deadline day, acquiring Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Cobb, Vancouver Canucks forward, Tyler Mott and Philadelphia Flyers’ Justin Brown on separate deals.

Per head coach Gerard Gallant, all three will be in the squad tonight.

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The Rangers held a morning skating party and provided a look at how Galant would define his squad. Based on multiple reports, the forecast will be as follows:

Kreider – Zibanijad – Lavreniere
Panarin – Strom – Vatrano
Cup – Sheetil – Hunt
Mott – Goudreau – Reeves
Lindgren – Fox
Miller – Tropa
Nemeth – Brown

Of course, the first question asked of Gallant was what would happen with Braden Schneider, who would be ground zero in tonight’s competition.

“It doesn’t mean because we brought Brown that Schneider won’t be in the top six,” he explained. “It’s going to be a competition.”

Gallant also discussed that Cope’s prowess at playing in the front three positions may play a role, but that he will start to wing over his preferred center position.

As for Mott, Gallant is eyeing it using his speed and scoring some goals for the fourth streak.

Cobb, Mott and Brown talk about trading with Rangers

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March 6, 2022; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Can; Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Cobb (9) skates with the puck against New York Rangers defender Andre Miller (79) during the second period at Canada Life Center. Mandatory credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

“Excited about what we were able to do and get the players we were able to get, and excited to see them play hopefully as soon as tomorrow,” President and General Manager Chris Drury said after the deadline.

Tonight, he’ll see his new collectibles in action.

“I was excited at first,” Mott said of his Rangers trade. “It’s a strange moment when you leave the town you’ve been in for a few years. But excited to play meaningful games and run with these guys.

“It’s definitely a quick turnaround. Let’s go after her.”

Cope has played with Mott and Trouba in the past and was stoked to be with them again.

“Having[Mott]and Tropes, the guys I consider brothers here, makes the transition a lot easier,” Cobb said. “It was hard to say goodbye to people (in Winnipeg).

“Going into a game is probably the best way to get to know the players a little bit. Bounce back (a novelty) from it and get into the flow as fast as you can.”

As for the 35-year-old veteran Brown, he was happy to be back on the winning team and get a chance at the playoffs.

“Playing meaningful games again is exciting – I can’t wait,” Brown said.

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