According to Arthur Staple of The Athletic, the New York Rangers have called the Nashville Predators about Filip Forsberg. 

It was recently reported by Andy Strickland that the Predators are “actively shopping” Forsberg. Although it certainly was a surprising development, it’s also important to note that the star winger has an expiring contract and be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Therefore, if no progress is made as we get closer to the deadline, there’s a good chance that we will see the Swedish winger moved. 

The Rangers have been on the hunt for a top-six winger, and Forsberg is now the best option available. The 27-year-old is having a career year, too, as he has 27 goals and 18 assists in 40 games thus far. It couldn’t have come at a better time for him, as he certainly will be receiving a big raise on his next deal. 

Forsberg could be an excellent fit in New York’s top six. He would give them another top-of-the-line forward and make them an even better team. At this juncture of the campaign, they sport a 33-14-5 record and are third in the Metropolitan Division. With how stacked their rivals are, it would be wise for them to make a big splash at the deadline. 

Time will tell if a trade between these two teams occurs, but it’s clear that the Rangers are at least expressing interest in Forsberg.

Photo Credit: © Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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