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Glen Sather speaks/GM has blueprint for Blueshirt future
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06-06-2010, 10:24 AM
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considering the rangers power play point problem you have to anticipate that sanguinetti will be up this season. however, he's a bit of a defensive liability. they also need a defenseman that will be tough and gritty and true to his defensive position.
the fact that sather was saying he'd be primarily looking to fix the team in house is a very good thing. while kovalchuk is SO tempting the need to hold back is needed.
signing kovalchuk will prevent open spots for our young players, signing kovalchuk will prevent using that available cap space for the other gaping holes on this team.
i think we'll see 3 open spots on defense this season going into camp.
1) i think rosival is traded for a 5th or 6th.
2) i think gilroy is traded for a player like wheeler or similar style of play. however, i don't know what kind of vacancy boston has on their defense, i know they just resigned seidenberg to a 4 year contract.
3) i think redden is waived during training camp.
that clears up an additional 11.5 mill in spending for the rangers. to combine with the current 9.5 or so.
1.8 will go to girardi.
2.7 will go to staal.
4.4 will go to hamhuis.
1.1 will go to McD
0.9 will go to Sangs.
rangers have around another available 9 mill after that.
prust will be resigned for about 0.7 mill.
christensen will be resigned for about the same so 0.7 mill.
callahan will resign for around 2.8.
i think sather will make 1 or 2 more trades. so gilroy and let's say bourque for wheeler. then also sauer and like next year's 2nd for radulov.
that takes arounda nother 3-4 mill off the available cap. so around 4.5 is left roughly. prospal, shelley, and jokinen will be let go. MZA (1.7) + Grachev(1.1) will make the team this season in my opinion as well. I don't think Sather will be able to sign Stepan this season, but next season i see him taking Christensen's spot on the roster. So now you'll have around 1-2 mill left in available cap space. And i havent really even made any big free agent splashes besides Hamhuis.
Rozy could have gotten us a much better pick than a 5th or 6th round draft pick. We just traded a 6th for Niemi, so you think thats what we would get back for a top 4 d-man who is signed for 2 more seasons?
Also Girardi and Staal will get much larger raises, expect to see Girardi get at least 3 million and Staal to get 4 and change. I want Hamhuis signed as well and I hope 4.4 could bring him here as long as its not for 6 years redden style.
Callahan is signed for 2.3 million for next season... so not sure if you have him confused with someone else?
I don't see gilroy going to Bruins at this point, signing Seidenberg and its not like they have much room to play with, sanguinetti would be the player i could see being traded along with a pick for wheeler.
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