There is no “deal” in hockey.
The trade deadline is the time for teams to make moves to acquire players that are likely to improve their team.
The deadline for acquiring players is a day when teams can put money on the table, but there is no need to rush the process.
The Rangers are one of the teams to wait until the deadline to make a trade, and they are the ones to try to move up in the draft to get a player in a deal.
The fact that there is a trade deadline and a trade can be done is not a reason to not make one.
The biggest reason to make one, however, is to be proactive in trying to acquire some value.
The players the Rangers could get out of a deal are not all that great, but they are all assets to be acquired.
If the Rangers can find a good player for the price of a rental, then it makes a lot of sense.
Here is a list of players that the Rangers have been rumored to be interested in this year.