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Eastern Conference Final has trade implications for both teams


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TJ Tucker
May 22, 2024  (2:32 PM)
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a graphic for the third-round Stanley Cup Playoffs matchup between the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers
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The Eastern Conference final between the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers carries trade implications for both, depending on who gets through to the next round

With the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers ready to lay it all on the line in the 2024 Eastern Conference Final for a chance to play for the Stanley Cup, the series also brings about trade implications for both teams. The completion of some exchanges each team made in the 2023-24 regular season will depend on the outcomes of the series.
According to Capfriendly, making it to the 2024 Stanley Cup Final carries possible conditions for three trades made by the Florida Panthers that involve Kyle Okposo, Vladimir Tarasenko, and goaltender Magnus Hellberg.
"Okposo trade – The 2024 7th round pick Florida sent to #LetsGoBuffalo will upgrade to a 2024 5th round pick if Florida wins the Stanley Cup.

Tarasenko trade – The 2024 4th round pick Florida sent to #GoSensGo will upgrade to a 2026 3rd round pick if Florida wins the Stanley Cup.

Hellberg trade – #LetsGoPens will only receive a 2025 7th round pick if Hellberg plays in 2 or more playoff games."

Meanwhile, the Rangers could be on the hook for more in the Jack Roslovic trade if they make it past the Florida Panthers.
"Roslovic trade – The 2026 4th round pick that New York sent to #CBJ will upgrade to a 2026 3rd round pick if Rangers make it to the Stanley Cup Finals and Roslovic plays in 50% of the playoff games."

While no team wants to give up more than they have to in any trade, it's a safe bet that neither the Panthers or Rangers will mind the additional price if they get to the final, or win the Stanley Cup. The prospect of winning an NHL championship trumps everything else.
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Eastern Conference Final has trade implications for both teams

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