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11-05-2011, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by lebear View Post
Good one.

I like to look at it simple like this: We had Drury, Gomez and Redden. Now we have Gaborik, Richards and McD. So I'm happy
I will complicate it a bit and look at our trading the past 4 years...

We had:

Scott Gomez (Montreal)
Tom Pyatt (Tampa via Montreal)
Ales Kotalik (Europe)
Michael Busto (AHL)
Wade Redden (AHL - still on NYR payrole)
Chris Drury (retired)
Donald Brashear (retired)

Now we have:
Marian Gaborik
Brad Richards
Brandon Prust
Ryan McDonaugh
Pavel Valentenko (AHL)

We also had:
Todd White (retired) that is costing us 527.000 of cap overage this year due to sloppy management last season.

That was the good part of our trading (well - Drury´s considerable buyout cost of around $5,5M in total is still with us though - prohibiting a pickup of for example Jagr/Prospal/Souray for this year...).

The bad part of our recent trading is that we had Lauri Korpikoski & Fedor Tyutin. We got Enver Lisin & Nik Zherdev. Bye bye to them.

The remain to be seen (Players from the last 4 drafts) includes:

We had Michal Rozsival. We now have Wojtek Wolski. Created 1,2 M in cap space though...

We had
Roman Horak (now in NHL with Calgary)
Evgeny Grachev (now in NHL with St Louis)
Bobby Sanguinetti (AHL - bust?)
Ethan Werek (AHL - bust?)
a 2nd rounder in 2009 (Kenny Ryan AHL)
a 3rd rounder in 2010 (Jordan Weal juniors)
a 5th rounder in 2010 (Tanner Lane bust?)
2 2nd rounders (Tyler Wotherspoon & Markus Granlund) in 2011
a 3rd rounder (Logan Shaw) in 2011

We now have:
Brian Boyle (NHL NYR)
Tim Erixon (AHL)
Oscar Lindberg (SEL)
Jesper Fasth (SEL)
Jyri Niemi (AHL)
Steven Fogarty (juniors)
Shane McColgan (juniors)

We also got a few "rental" games with Nik Antropov (2009), Oli Jokinen (2010) & Bryan McCabe (2011) - all of whom we later did not resign. But since we made the playoffs 2 of these three years - on the last game of the season - one might say they contributed to help make the playoffs (but at the same time worsening our draft positions as we both in 2009 & 2011 got eliminated in 1st round exits from Washington).
This part will imo be very interesting 5 years from now to see how things pan out...

Top 3 round picks still in NYR development system include:
Current NHL players on The NYR from the last 4 drafts :
Michael Del Zotto & Derek Stepan

Waiver pickups:
Sean Avery
Eric Christensen
Anton Strålman

RIP Alexander Cherepenov... and Derek Boogaard

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