NHL Trade Rumors: Ryan Smyth To New York Rangers? Report Says It's Possible

Ryan Smyth has spent all but five of his 17 NHL seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, but according to a report in the New York Post, there are trade rumors surrounding him, and he could waive his no-movement clause to become a member of the Rangers.

A well-placed source told The Post that Smyth, who was drafted sixth overall in 1994 by [now-Rangers GM Glen] Sather and then played the first five years under his direction while he was general manager of the Oilers, would give serious consideration to waiving his no-move clause in order to pursue a Cup on Broadway.

The Rangers made a minor move on Friday morning, sending forward Erik Christensen, who's been a scratch from John Tortorella's lineup lately, to the Minnesota Wild with a seventh round pick in exchange for AHLer Casey Wellman. It clears up about $925,000 under the cap for Sather's bunch, which would be necessary for any trade. Smyth has the remainder of this year left on his contract at a cap hit of $6.25 million.

For more on the Rangers at the NHL Trade Deadline 2012, check in with Blueshirt Banter and SB Nation New York. For more on the Oilers, check in with The Copper & Blue.

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