*OFFICIAL* Kitchener Rangers 2012-13 Season Thread
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11-30-2012, 01:21 AM
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I think a move needs to made sooner rather than later in Rangerland to give them time to decide if this is the year they want to go for it! With 4 teams ahead of them in the West alone this year, the smart move may be to sell and re-stock the draft cupboard and pick up a few quality young players at the same time.
I say make a move now......assess where you are at.....then make a decision.....ALL IN or ALL OUT! But that first move needs to be made now.
In my mind, Spott has to go all in big time or sell big time. To stand pat and throw around excuses as he's done in the past, or only add a marginal player or two at the deadline is the last thing I think he should do.
My first choice is to buy bigtime and make a serious run at the title. That means that our more valuble young players and the few picks we have or on the table. Period. With that in mind, I've put together an example of a couple of deals that we could make that would push us over the top.
95F - Brent Pederson
95F - Josh Sterk
95F - Justin Bailey
2nd round pick in 2013
2nd round pick in 2017
(These 2nd rounders are added since we theoretically had to outbid London. London won't want to give up their quality '95s Domi or Horvat so us giving up ours gets the deal done.)
93F - Reid Boucher
94F - Alex Galchenyuk
92F - Charles Sarault
That is Sarnia's top line and one of the best lines in the league. We give up much quality youth (all three ranked for the upcoming NHL draft), but we are all in, remember. This may be enough to get Galchenyuk and company as there may be a wealth of high end guys available at the deadline, meaning the prices shouldn't be as high as they were in other years (multiple 2nd and 3rd round picks).
96F - Matt Schmalz
95D - Jared Gilbert
1st round import pick in 2014
93D - Justin Sefton
1st round import pick in 2013.
We give up more youth but as far as we are concerned, Schmalz is unproven thus far. Sefton may be the best d-man available who comes closest to being a Sol, Kelly, Pepe type defensive rock on the back end. The swap of import picks work because Sudbury's import players are '95 birthdates and they shouldn't need their import pick next year - and it will be a high one. Our import pick in 2014 should be high as well since we'd be in a total rebuild next year.
We'd look like this:
Boucher / Sarault / Galchenyuk
Puempel / Faksa / Rieder
Thomson / Alberga / Marcantuoni
Llewellyn / Meighan / Czinder
Grant (depth with playoff experience. Currently lighting up JrB)
Murphy / Sefton
Iafrate / McEneny
Fanelli / Genovese
Stewart / Young (depth with to playoff experience)
I don't trade Frankie. I feel with Sarnia selling, they also put JP Anderson on the market and he'd be more in demend (#1 the last three years. Memorial Cup experience to boot) than Frankie would be so trading Frankie wouldn't bring us fair market value. And, he's insurance if Gibson gets hurt. I deal Frankie in the summer when he'd bring much more in return - and we'd need the assets. 18 year old Moylan would be my starter on a rebuilding team.
We'd be very thin next year but I'll direct anyone who complains about it to the new banners we'd have hanging in the rafters, cause that team would be very tough to beat!
If we sell, (and I'd only sell if we couldn't buy big time due to possible very high prices) the four guys I'd move are Gibson, Puempel, Murphy, and Rieder. That would be a total rebuild. The assets these players would bring would set us up for years.
3 second round picks
2 third round picks.
3 second round picks.
2014 1st round import pick.
1 second rounder
1 third rounder
2 second rounders
The total haul could be:
5 young players
nine 2nd rounders,
three 3rd rounders
1st round import pick.
That kind of return would set us up for years. I'd much rather go for it, but this wouldn't be such a bad "Plan B". And even after Plan B, we'd probably still be a playoff team this year.
In any case, Spott's past history shows he'll do neither. He'll likely tweek the lineup which would probably have us going out in the 1st or 2nd round this year - especially if we don't finish any higher than 4th in the conference.
Keep in mind that the types of deals mentioned in this post are merely examples of the calibre of players I think that could be involved.
-I don't think London will want to give us that much for Gibson. They'll rather want to keep it closer to the Mason deal rather than the Campbell deal.
-I figure Sarnia would want to deal thoise three separately
-I also had a little fun dealing our best two assets to division rivals. However, I don't care where they'd go. I take the best return possible.
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