Trade Analysis: New York Rangers acquire Vladimir Tarasenko from the St. Louis Blues

We have another trade to announce! About 10 days after the first big domino fell ahead of the 2023 deadline, we've been blessed with another meaningful transaction to dissect. The centrepiece is undoubtedly Vladimir Tarasenko, who is moving from the St. Louis Blues to the New York Rangers in the deal. 

But like any legitimately fun trade, there's a bunch of other layers to consider beyond just the big-name headliner. All of those moving parts and additional considerations at play are ultimately what makes it worthy of a proper breakdown. So let's do just that by unpacking all of it, and hopefully getting a better sense of the motivations for both sides here.

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NHL New York Rangers St. Louis Blues NHL Sammy Blais Niko Mikkola Hunter Skinner Vladimir Tarasenko
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