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10-15-2013, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by petejudge View Post
Here's how you work towards fixing the team without blowing the whole thing up

Buy out Brad Richards
Agree. Pleased he has picked it up a bit so far, but I'm not overly impressed and he is nowhere near the $$. If he would void the contract on his own, voluntarily, for this year, for a similar buy-out, I would do it. [Of course, makes too much sense for league to allow this sort of thing; player gets to make new contract w/team where wanted, and Rangers would get instant cap relief. Ok, so we should have done this before (with the amnesty), we'll wait for that window when the amnesty is re-authorized.]

Lindberg, Kreider, and Miller are ready next year. Doesn't matter if someone in the organization disagrees, they're playing for the New York Rangers through their mistakes and youth.
If we get rid of our deadwood (Pyatt) and otherwise create space be repurposing some of our vets, we can create opportunities with significant NHL minutes for these guys NOW, today.

The AV system works, There is a proven track record it does.
But it requires speed. The other guys are not fast enough, but
Kreider -- Miller -- Cally speed kills line
Hagelin -- Lindberg -- Fast Swede line, also pretty fast
gets you most of the way there.

Pick up a cheap UFA that adds some top 6 talent, such as Linus Omark (you could prob get for league minimum or close to it)
No thanks, do not want.

Trade MDZ for a draft pick.
Would do trade MDZ for best return, but not give away.
May have to take a little less and package w/somebody but get a serious upgrade.

Use new cap space from Richards/MDZ trades for a guy like Steve Downie/Winnik.

Dare I say it....sign Scott Gomez to a 1 yr/600k deal?
REALLY NO. you may not dare say that name.


Moore-McIlrath(hopefully)/whoever else
Nash -- Brassard -- Kristo
Kreider -- Miller -- Cally speed kills line
Hagelin -- Lindberg -- Fast Swede line, also pretty fast

These are 3, 4th line Moore at C. Then depends who is left over.
Expect most our our guys traded, want to see Hrivik, Yogan get a shot.
Asham looked good in camp, but not clear he can last the whole year.
Dorsett? gotta show me something.
Pouillot ditto
Boyle, ok for draw and flip to LW, but better to trade

Yes, I flipped Nash to make it easier for Kristo.

Stepan is not there. I think we should try for a super deal, something like Girardi for Leaf's 1st +, then get a stud RD from Preds (Seth Jones) or Buffalo (Ristolainen) for which we would have to pay Stepan + MDZ +.


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