Trade Thread Part XI: New year...no trades.
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01-05-2014, 06:53 AM
HOPE & CHANGE
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Girardi and Callahan become problems when you're paying them for the next 6-7 years. Look at them now and project their play in 6-7 years. That's the issue. Callahan missed nearly 4 weeks with the knee but he looks to be a shell of the player he was. It can't be all about the rest of this season. Gorton becomes the GM or any GM in his position(Slats will be 71 this year) and he needs to be given 5 years to win the Cup. Its not an overnight process. You will never get there if its all about this year. 5 year plan. Sather has had 14 years. If there is a succession plan in place and I'm Gorton,I would have major impact on what moves are made going forward. More than usual. He was involved with the Lundqvist talks. The contract talks are his job. Stepan and Lundqvist were always at the top of the list. I got the feeling it was we'll get to the other guys later. Those guys aren't signed and its January. There was some disagreement on Richards. Louie Jean reported that. The front office was split on keeping him for this season. Sather wanted to keep him. Glen said Richards was distracted because he negotiated the CBA. The Rangers amnesty him in June and its no longer a problem. Signing a player long-term becomes Gorton's problem.
After losing defenceman Dennis Seidenberg for the balance of the season with a knee injury, the Bruins have insisted they will try to fill from within. If that doesn’t happen, they could kick tires looking for a blueliner to help them fill the minutes. The Bruins could certainly look at Rangers defenceman Dan Girardi. He has been shopped around because New York Rangers GM Glen Sather is concerned he won’t be able to re-sign Girardi, who is a UFA on July 1
You can't let the player leave for nothing.
Michael Del Zotto was a surprise insertion into the lineup, replacing Conor Allen. It is not known if the match represented a showcase for the defenseman. Neither is it known whether general manager Glen Sather chatted with Del Zotto’s agents, who were in the house, but there was no formal meeting.
The Maple Leafs have expressed previous interest in Del Zotto, but both Jake Gardiner and Cody Franson, the Toronto defensemen who’d been mentioned as potential parties of the other part, had dreadful games and do not excite the Rangers as return in a potential trade.
Gardiner was really good playing for Ron Wilson. The total opposite under Randy Carlyle.
Who excites the Rangers as a potential return? Anyone?
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