Major Implications of a Seemingly Minor Deal

Ryan Reaves was acquired by the Rangers for a reason. Zubov honored. Why I'm rooting for the Oilers in 2021.

Normally a trade for a fourth-string, little-used forward in exchange for a third-rounder would be worth two yawns and back to sleep.

But not this time.

First, the deal: Vegas sent right wing Ryan Reaves to the Rangers for the Blueshirts' third-round pick in the 2022 Entry Draft.

So, what's the big deal? Turn back the clock to a late-season game at Madison…

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