Earlier this week a report came out that the Montreal Canadiens were looking at New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello.
The Rangers forward will be UFA after the season and is pretty much guaranteed to be dealt at the deadline as the Rangers continue their rebuild.
He would give the Canadiens some scoring depth and could give the power play a boost.
Canadiens' general manager Marc Bergevin made it clear that he's not willing to give up a first round pick and top prospect for a rental this deadline, however he wouldn't need to for Zuccarello.
On Thursday NHL insider Bob McKenzie revealed the cost to land Zuccarello and it's something that Bergevin might consider.
According to McKenzie the Rangers would be looking for a second round pick and perhaps a prospect for the 31 year old.
The fact that McKenzie didn't mention a top prospect means that Bergevin could land the winger for simply a second round pick and mid-tier prospect.
Zuccarello would bring plenty of playoff experience to a team that only has two forwards over 30 years old in the newly acquired Nate Thompson and Dale Weise.
Would you like to see Bergevin make the move?
NYR getting good action on Zuccarello. Could go for a second rounder and a prospect perhaps. If the return on Kevin Hayes is soft, I could see NYR keeping him and trying to sign him. McQuad will go for at least what they gave up: 4th and 7th rders https://t.co/ngXvrZMBmU
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 14, 2019