If the Rangers decide to trade for a center, and if the price on Jack Eichel is too high, then they will need to look elsewhere to fill that need. Now naturally those are two big IFs, but it seems like the Rangers will have a few other targets at center should Eichel not work out.
There is a very credible argument that holding on to Ryan Strome is the better play. However let’s also assume that Strome prices himself out of New York when his contract expires. He’s going to get a pay raise on his current $4.