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02-20-2014, 10:40 AM
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Tawnos
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Miller and Lindberg need to be factors at center starting next season. Miller is averaging more than a point per game in the AHL this season. Vigneault finally woke up and put Miller in the middle in JT's last Ranger stint. They need his size. Lindberg had a great year in Sweden last season. It took him 1/2 the season in the AHL to figure out the smaller ice and he has been very good in 2014. 3rd and 4th line centers next season. Both of them have the ablility to be more than that but its a start. Stepan has had a terrible year. He missed camp. He had 2 or 3 practices with the team before the season began. Stepan has never recovered from missing camp. Next season is a huge year for him because he's arb eligible in 2015. He wanted a rich long-term contract last summer. 2015 is his chance. Amnesty Richards. Brassard is arb eligible and one year away from group III. One year contract and he can become a group III next summer. That wouldn't be the worst thing for him. Put pressure on him to perform. Have the Rangers seen enough to commit to more than 1 year for Brass? When Gorton was the Bruins interim GM,he signed Chara and Savard. The Savard signing turned out to be a good signing for Boston. 4 years and $20M. The multiple concussions ended his career. Stastny will cost more than $20M. Draft Dylan Larkin in June. He has the Rangers pedigree. US born. US development team. Michigan in the fall. Erie of the OHL owns his CHL rights. Center. The Rangers need to be patient with Miller and Lindberg.
Yeah, I don't have that big of a problem going into next season with Stepan-Brassard-Miller/Lindberg-Miller/Lindberg/vet as our 4 centers. The way this team is built, we aren't going to see a bonafide 1st line anyway, even with Stastny here. Would rather upgrade the LW position.

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