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Fat Elvis 05-23-2013 11:16 AM

Brad Richards?
 
If/when NYR buys him out (healthy scratch for their gm 4 tonight), do you think LA would have interest at 2-3 yrs 3mil per? Not sure what's happened to him in NY, but LA did have heavy interest before he signed there. Food for thought.

Mattias 05-23-2013 11:20 AM

I could see Calgary offering more.

We're also up near the cap drop next year, right? I'd happily take him on a 3 million deal but I can see us getting outbid (again). Would make a pretty nice center depth though...
Kopitar
Richards/Carter
Stoll
Richards...

Brad Doty 05-23-2013 11:21 AM

Agreed. Was gonna say CGY needs a "#1 center". I put that in quotes because B. Richards has been a joke lately. He looks like such a burnout.

Ziggy Stardust 05-23-2013 11:32 AM

No thanks. Need a winger, not a center.

Ron 05-23-2013 11:39 AM

He's had it.

Why would the Kings do that? All washed up.

KINGS17 05-23-2013 11:43 AM

Need players under 30 on the rise, not ones older than 30 on the decline.

Mats26 05-23-2013 11:49 AM

He is 33, we shouldn't be looking to sign him for more than 2 years at a Gagne type of contract. But I would say he is option B if he is bought out, Clarkson would be my first option if $$$ is right.

YP44 05-23-2013 11:51 AM

I think other clubs would be willing to offer him more. However if he wanted to come here cheap I would welcome him. Would be nice to have him now with Stoll being out.
With such a dramatic fall he must be injured or something.

Reclamation Project 05-23-2013 12:01 PM

LMAO!!! Sather at his best!!! Most overrated GM in the league and the argument could be made for all sports in NA.

Reaper45 05-23-2013 12:18 PM

Lets be honest, Brad Richards is still a great player, he just can't handle playing in NY.

Nefarious 05-23-2013 12:20 PM

I still think it's funny how everyone was gushing over the NYR roster at the start of the season.

Vic Vinegar 05-23-2013 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Reclamation Project (Post 66482851)
LMAO!!! Sather at his best!!! Most overrated GM in the league and the argument could be made for all sports in NA.

Overrated? I've always thought he was considered a terrible GM.

Reclamation Project 05-23-2013 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by DimMak (Post 66483881)
Overrated? I've always thought he was considered a terrible GM.

I have too, but must fans LOVED him prior to this disaster, especially Rags fans.

YP44 05-23-2013 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DimMak (Post 66483881)
Overrated? I've always thought he was considered a terrible GM.

The Gomez trade was unreal for the Ranger's. I think Sather is good at trading players just sucks at valuating FA's.

Lead Role in a Cage 05-23-2013 12:47 PM

I think Sather is doing a pretty good job. He/his owner can afford these contracts and when he can't, he makes chicken soup out of chicken sxit, e.g. Gomez-McDonagh +, Gaborik-Dorsett/Brassard/Moore, or will but them out (Redden and?). The Rangers are drafting above average.

Imo he needs to find first line stuff, either via the draft or shrewd trade for talent, instead of the free agency retirement route.

They are a competitive team. Just needs top talent.

I'd probably do Richards for a year or two.

YP44 05-23-2013 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Nefarious (Post 66483641)
I still think it's funny how everyone was gushing over the NYR roster at the start of the season.

Lundquist had a rough start but is the second best goalie left in the playoffs behind Quick. If Staal was healthy I think they would have the second best d unit next to the hawks, and lets be honest their forwards should be a lot better than they are playing.
I still think their roster is a top 10 maybe 5 in the league. Either way it is up there.
They need to can Torts as he has been tuned out. Happens with aggressive coach's.

Ziggy Stardust 05-23-2013 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nefarious (Post 66483641)
I still think it's funny how everyone was gushing over the NYR roster at the start of the season.

I won't forget the "Are the Rangers unstoppable" thread on the NHL Discussion forum. Some laugh worthy stuff there.

xavi4life 05-23-2013 12:52 PM

How about we start looking to replace Williams, Brown and Mitchell?

Reclamation Project 05-23-2013 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Irreverent (Post 66484807)
How about we start looking to replace Williams, Brown and Mitchell?

What?

xavi4life 05-23-2013 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reclamation Project (Post 66485009)
What?

Williams and Brown don't score enough goals to be in the top 2 lines. Especially when the bottom 6 don't chip in enough. I'm not saying we need to trade them, I'm just saying we need more skill up top.

ReverseSweep 05-23-2013 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Irreverent (Post 66484807)
How about we start looking to replace Williams, Brown and Mitchell?

Haven't seen anything to warrant that...unless you're just talking about this series which would be very very shortsighted........

Fat Elvis 05-23-2013 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Irreverent (Post 66485137)
I'm not saying we need to trade them, I'm just saying we need more skill up top.

All teams do, that's why there are so many 2-1, 3-2 games. More than 3 and you are a high water mark.

ReverseSweep 05-23-2013 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Irreverent (Post 66485137)
Williams and Brown don't score enough goals to be in the top 2 lines. Especially when the bottom 6 don't chip in enough. I'm not saying we need to trade them, I'm just saying we need more skill up top.

But shouldn't we fix the bottom six as well and focus on more balanced scoring than just focus on 3 players?

YP44 05-23-2013 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Irreverent (Post 66485137)
Williams and Brown don't score enough goals to be in the top 2 lines. Especially when the bottom 6 don't chip in enough. I'm not saying we need to trade them, I'm just saying we need more skill up top.

Depending on return I have always been on the fence on Williams. No chance I want to move on from Brown.
Seems too harsh too quick to make this statement. We are one year removed from winning it all with these two players as key components.

Ollie Weeks 05-23-2013 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Irreverent (Post 66485137)
Williams and Brown don't score enough goals to be in the top 2 lines. Especially when the bottom 6 don't chip in enough. I'm not saying we need to trade them, I'm just saying we need more skill up top.

We really don't. We just need our players with skill to play like they have some.


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