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06-16-2014, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by True Blue View Post
To me, hard decisions need to be made. Even if everyone is resigned, that is not good enough. The team, as constituted, was not nearly good enough against the Kings. The Rangers looked like a middle weight fighting a heavyweight. They need an infusion of size and attitude. They cannot continue to ice the mighty mites.

That said, there is a cap. Which means decisions to be made. Even with the buyout of Richards, they are still squeezed and cannot make foolish decisions. Couple that with the need to be better and Jackass can have his hands full. Which is why they really need to look at the roster and figure out who is not only a part of the solution, but who fits in the best. Staal will need to be given a top pairing defenseman's contract. Zucc will need to be resigned. They need to add size.

Two players that will probably make the same amount of money is Stralman and Brassard, probably in a similar $4.5m range. I would resign Stralman and let go of Brassard if I HAD to make a choice. I would also let Pouilliot go. And Moore. Extend Staal. Sign Zucc. Resign Boyle. Then utilize Hagellin as a chip/part of a trade to bring in a younger, bigger center than what the Rangers currently have. Boyle and Moore do not belong on the same team. No team needs 2 4th line centers. I would also resign Carcillo.

People have their favorites and their own views. I am sure that there were Boston fans who did not want to let Kessel or Sequin go. But those were tough decisions that needed to be made and they used to help build a contender that can play with anyone in the league.

The Rangers do not need to build a team that will compete with Montreal. The Rangers need to build a team that will compete with Boston. With LA. With San Jose. With Chicago. With Anaheim. Results may not come in year one, but they can come fairly quickly. And with Henke still in goal.
Originally Posted by azaloum90 View Post
So you want to trade 2 center man to make our already horrific center depth even worse? Who do you expect to replace those players?

Fact is this team needs a small injection of size and some center skill and were nearly there. A puck moving defenseman would be a bonus too
And take away our fastest guy in Hagelin who made things happen all season and in the playoffs.

There maybe a situation where Stalzy and Boyle walks and Staal is traded.

Yes tough decsions have to be made, but wasn't Kessel holding out, or wanted to est FA?

I don't think breaking up the most consistent line in Zucc, Brass and Poo is the way to go. Poo and Moore are going to cost the least and give the same if not better performance next season. I think 2 year deals for each one at reasonable raises will get it done.

2 years $3 million for Moore, 2 years $5 million for poo.

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