are boom or bust type moves. Redden's been on the decline for a couple seasons now - is that a product of environment or of a player who may not have had much fire in his belly and as the years go on doesn't becomes more disinterested in his play but has enough talent to at least stay in the game? That's a question that we'll see answere, and it makes for an interesting season. You have those who will say "I told you so" after the first month of a six year contract. He can suck this season and the contract, overall, can work out. So just sit back and enjoy the ride.
having Lundqvist enabled a guy like Renney to tinker the people in front of Lundqvist. Having Jagr helped Renney tinker with the forward lines to find the match he liked best. The defense seems to be the group that seems to be quite constant. Pairings are mostly set, barring injury. Style of play is quite similar, and adding Kalinin and Redden ensures that the style of play across the board will be uniform.
Staal. people outside of ranger fans thinks he isnt good because his offensive game isnt very sound. Scott Stevens anyone (i know staal isnt as physical but i see defensive resemblances)
Thats some lofty praise, if he can turn into someone that resembles Scott Stevens I'll be thrilled. I'm not sure how high his talent will take him, but I think he'll be a really good ranger for a really long time