More likely the Rangers trade Buch and protect Strome, particularly if Strome has another productive year this season. He would have some trade value if Chytil steps up to assume the 2C role at some point during the upcoming season.
it certainly depends on what happens this coming season
but I envision if the Rangers actually do trade Buchnevich, along with all the money they have coming off the books with the buyouts and Brendan Smith, they'll go hard after a real #2 center next summer and still hope Seattle takes Ryan Strome
the trade value for Ryan Strome was virtually not existent at the draft and the Rangers desperately tried to drum sum up