New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes: A Give-and-Take Relationship

June 28th, 2010 by Greg Caggiano Leave a reply »
This may seem like an odd and random topic to start writing about, but given the fact that the New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes have made several trades with each other since the lockout, I thought it's appropriate since there are sure to be transactions coming up this week that may or may not involve the two parties dealing with each other.

One of these trades even predates Glen Sather’s former assistant, and current buddy, Don Maloney taking over as their GM.

Since 2005, these two teams have made four swaps, which is the most of any duo in the league. They include:


2005: Rangers sent former first-round pick and draft bust Jamie Lundmark to the Coyotes in exchange for another center, Jeff Taffe.

This trade ended up being boringly even on both sides, but still leaning towards Phoenix because they got more use out of him than the Rangers got with Taffe.

Lundmark would skate in 35 games, while scoring five goals and 13 assists. Taffe, meanwhile, played in only two games with the Rangers, going pointless—much like the trade.


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