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08-04-2009, 11:53 AM
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The Rangers don't necessarily need to fill holes in the forward corps but instead in the defensive corps. Yes we have a great pipeline of young defensemen developing right now but the Rangers need guys on the blue line now. Babchuk is available for trade, a guy we could probably get on the cheap. If Dubinsky signs then use the remainder on a FA such as Seidenberg who had a good year and is a solid Dman.
If you do want another forward, you don't need to get a high paying player like Tanguay. We have scoring on the wings but hard working and grit along with a bit of a scoring touch is something the Rangers will take. Taylor Pyatt is a guy I could really see the Rangers going for because of his size, speed, and work ethic. In a nut shell, he is a bigger Ryan Callahan....he hasn't hit the big time with goals yet but he would be a good addition to the roster IMO.
We can't continue to ***** about contracts like Redden, Drury, and Rozsival. We are stuck with them and have to make due with what is given.
Agree. Drury's been a big disappointment if you expected the goal scoring. He's a serviceable player otherwise. Just not worth anywhere near what he's getting and it's arguable whether he's a good captain. But he's going to be with us for at least another season or two--there's not much we can do about that.
The worst contract now is Redden's. Hopefully he'll play better for Tortorella. He and Drury are just about unmoveable right now. Rozsival as well a disappointment--a big raise and he went from a 40 to 30 point player at the same time our pwp tanked. He could be moved though.
I want the right kind of players for the Rangers. We're better off without the passenger types no matter how talented they are. I want players who are happy to be here and we need players who grow up through our system. We need players who will throw down the gloves or throw themselves in front of a shot. It takes a lot of different types to make a team but heart and passion are characteristics you want every single player to have. That's how you build a winning team.
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