HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > New York Rangers
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Nobody seems to be talking about...

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
06-29-2004, 05:38 PM
  #1
Fletch
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 21,473
vCash: 500
Nobody seems to be talking about...

the UFA signing frenzy that starts this Thursday. What are we all scared of the lockout and questionable CBA status.

Fletch is offline  
Old
06-29-2004, 05:52 PM
  #2
Balej20*
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: New York
Country: United States
Posts: 11,045
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fletch
the UFA signing frenzy that starts this Thursday. What are we all scared of the lockout and questionable CBA status.
I'm hoping we steer clear of the UFA signing frenzy.

Balej20* is offline  
Old
06-29-2004, 06:12 PM
  #3
Fletch
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 21,473
vCash: 500
It's impossible and improbable..

the team is just too green as it stands. While I'm not suggesting the Rangers go out and sign guys up for $10 million, I am saying there are a couple signings that need to be done. There'll be plenty of room for youth after the signings, I believe. The youth needs to be surrounded by some vets. Of course, why would any vet want to come here, a question for which I personally do not have an answer.

Fletch is offline  
Old
06-29-2004, 06:13 PM
  #4
Fish
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Country: New Zealand
Posts: 2,177
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fletch
the UFA signing frenzy that starts this Thursday. What are we all scared of the lockout and questionable CBA status.
For me it's the fear of what has gone before...

As for the teams, well there have been several that have indicated they're going to be patient and may not even be willing to sign much in the way of free agents before they know what direction the CBA is heading.

Personally I'm more interested to see who on the RFA front isn't going to be qualified...

Fish is offline  
Old
06-29-2004, 06:41 PM
  #5
Potted Plant
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 858
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Potted Plant
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fletch
the UFA signing frenzy that starts this Thursday. What are we all scared of the lockout and questionable CBA status.
I think "frenzy" is really putting too much of a spin on it. I think teams are going to be much more cautious this time around. Signings will probably trickle through rather than come in an immediate torrent as we've seen in years past. We may, in fact, see very few signings before the expiration of the CBA.

Potted Plant is offline  
Old
06-29-2004, 06:42 PM
  #6
Balej20*
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: New York
Country: United States
Posts: 11,045
vCash: 500
The only real guy i wanna see them get is Conroy, that way we have a legit Number 1 center man, I don't want Lindros back

Balej20* is offline  
Old
06-29-2004, 08:00 PM
  #7
jas
Unsatisfied
 
jas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: NJ
Posts: 14,095
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fletch
the team is just too green as it stands. While I'm not suggesting the Rangers go out and sign guys up for $10 million, I am saying there are a couple signings that need to be done. There'll be plenty of room for youth after the signings, I believe. The youth needs to be surrounded by some vets. Of course, why would any vet want to come here, a question for which I personally do not have an answer.
I don't expect there to be more than three signings - a center (most likely the return of Lindros), another forward (one of Barnaby or Simon) and a d-man (most likely Jiri Slegr).


Last edited by jas: 06-29-2004 at 08:08 PM.
jas is online now  
Old
06-29-2004, 08:12 PM
  #8
Servo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Country: United States
Posts: 574
vCash: 500
Yeah, Conroy is the only one who particularly interests me, but I doubt we'll get him. He might end up somewhere like Atlanta.

Servo is offline  
Old
06-29-2004, 08:22 PM
  #9
Balej20*
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: New York
Country: United States
Posts: 11,045
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Servo
Yeah, Conroy is the only one who particularly interests me, but I doubt we'll get him. He might end up somewhere like Atlanta.
If Atlanta lands him, watch out for them, that team is gonna be sick. I'm predicting a strong push for the playoffs this yera by them, possibly taking the Islanders seed

Balej20* is offline  
Old
06-29-2004, 08:27 PM
  #10
Servo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Country: United States
Posts: 574
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Balej20
If Atlanta lands him, watch out for them, that team is gonna be sick. I'm predicting a strong push for the playoffs this yera by them, possibly taking the Islanders seed
Yeah, I like how that team is built. According to Spector's Trade Rumors, Waddel is indicating they have money to spend, too.

Servo is offline  
Old
06-29-2004, 08:29 PM
  #11
Balej20*
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: New York
Country: United States
Posts: 11,045
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Servo
Yeah, I like how that team is built. According to Spector's Trade Rumors, Waddel is indicating they have money to spend, too.
Oh wow, what a fun team that is gonna be to watch with all that talent. And there is an example of a team DEEP in goaltending.

Balej20* is offline  
Old
06-29-2004, 08:34 PM
  #12
donpaulo
Capt Barry Beck
 
donpaulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: nihon
Country: Japan
Posts: 1,656
vCash: 500
the ATL just doesn't have the horses on D to be a real player. They will score a ton of goals, but will give a ton too. If they make the playoffs they will make a quick exit. UNLESS they improve the blueline big time.
Havelid will help them, but he won't be enough.

donpaulo is offline  
Old
06-29-2004, 08:36 PM
  #13
Balej20*
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: New York
Country: United States
Posts: 11,045
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by donpaulo
the ATL just doesn't have the horses on D to be a real player. They will score a ton of goals, but will give a ton too. If they make the playoffs they will make a quick exit. UNLESS they improve the blueline big time.
Havelid will help them, but he won't be enough.
Yep, you're right, they are extremely strong up front, and amazing in goal. they should go shopping for some vet. dmen.

Balej20* is offline  
Old
06-29-2004, 10:05 PM
  #14
Onion Boy
Registered User
 
Onion Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Country: Japan
Posts: 2,731
vCash: 500
The way I see it we basically need three key signings:

Top line center: Conroy has been noted, but I'm almost positive he won't sign here. My personal preference for a while has been Nylander, but after the playoffs he had, he's unlikely as well. I imagine that who we sign depends on who Jagr wants to play with. My pick is Stumpel. Why? Well I doubt he'll garner much interest from other teams, he is a decent playmaker (even if he's slow as hell), and he has the Czechoslovakian connection. Might even play well with Balej (fellow Slovak).

Top line left wing: Rucinsky gets my vote. Can play on the top line with Jagr or move down to Holik's line if a prospect REALLY impresses in camp. Basically just good all-around player to keep in the lineup.

Veteran defenseman: It all comes down to who is willing to come to the Rangers. After a subpar season and playoffs, Matvichuk might fit. Could also opt to bring back Bobo to continue as Tyutin's mentor. Slegr might fit as well. Matvichuk is my personal choice.

Possibly a veteran third liner: A guy like Barnaby would fit, but at this point I'm afraid that we're taking too many spots away from the kids. Basically I'll take Barnaby if he wants to come back. Otherwise just give the spot to a prospect.

Onion Boy is offline  
Old
06-30-2004, 05:41 AM
  #15
jas
Unsatisfied
 
jas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: NJ
Posts: 14,095
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by jas
I don't expect there to be more than three signings - a center (most likely the return of Lindros)
Well, that one gets shot down. :bonk:

jas is online now  
Old
06-30-2004, 06:13 AM
  #16
Infensus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 487
vCash: 500
Hope we do nothing...

I figure about half of the season will be lost in the lockout. That being the case, I hope we do absolutely nothing, put the kids on the ice and get another good draft pick in the upcoming draft to continue rebuilding.


Infensus is offline  
Old
06-30-2004, 11:14 AM
  #17
Fotiu22
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Rockville Centre, NY
Posts: 491
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Fotiu22
I was wondering what everyone thought this free agent season will be like... do you think the owners will sign anyone before there is a resolution to the CBA? to sign someone at todays market prices when the rules will be changing tomorrow seems to be a bad idea, no?

personally, i think there will only be a few signings, and mostly fringe players, not too many big names

then again, im usually wrong, so....

Fotiu22 is offline  
Old
06-30-2004, 11:46 AM
  #18
Blueshirt13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Other side of the Ri
Posts: 801
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjb3599
The way I see it we basically need three key signings:

Top line center: Conroy has been noted, but I'm almost positive he won't sign here. My personal preference for a while has been Nylander, but after the playoffs he had, he's unlikely as well. I imagine that who we sign depends on who Jagr wants to play with. My pick is Stumpel. Why? Well I doubt he'll garner much interest from other teams, he is a decent playmaker (even if he's slow as hell), and he has the Czechoslovakian connection. Might even play well with Balej (fellow Slovak).

Top line left wing: Rucinsky gets my vote. Can play on the top line with Jagr or move down to Holik's line if a prospect REALLY impresses in camp. Basically just good all-around player to keep in the lineup.

Veteran defenseman: It all comes down to who is willing to come to the Rangers. After a subpar season and playoffs, Matvichuk might fit. Could also opt to bring back Bobo to continue as Tyutin's mentor. Slegr might fit as well. Matvichuk is my personal choice.

Possibly a veteran third liner: A guy like Barnaby would fit, but at this point I'm afraid that we're taking too many spots away from the kids. Basically I'll take Barnaby if he wants to come back. Otherwise just give the spot to a prospect.
I agree with going with 3-4 vets.

1st line center is a must and Jagr will probably have a say in it.

We need a LW but I would rather go with an experienced LW for the second line. Give some kid a chance to play with Jagr and the UFA center and put a vet LW on the second line to help Balej and whatever kid we have centering there.

A vet, crease clearing Dman would be nice but in the same sense, I could see us not touching anyone there with us having Poti, Kasp, and Rachunek as vet defensemen and the team trying to stay young.

Barnaby would be nice to add some experience but if we have Holik centering the third line, I would rather have kids (Ortemeyer and someone else) on the wings providing energy and checking. We have an abundance of them in the system so why not use them if they are ready?

Other than these moves I hope we stay as is.

Blueshirt13 is offline  
Old
06-30-2004, 11:57 AM
  #19
Son of Steinbrenner
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 9,885
vCash: 500
i think the rangers should sign Brad Bombardir, Mathew Barnaby, and perhaps trade for a center.

Son of Steinbrenner is offline  
Old
06-30-2004, 12:33 PM
  #20
pld459666
Registered User
 
pld459666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Danbury, CT
Country: United States
Posts: 17,918
vCash: 500
UFA's to target

Conroy, Konowalchuk and a defenceman.

role players is the theme of this UFA season.

pld459666 is offline  
Old
06-30-2004, 12:35 PM
  #21
Blueshirt13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Other side of the Ri
Posts: 801
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by pld459666
Conroy, Konowalchuk and a defenceman.

role players is the theme of this UFA season.
Konowalchuk signed a three year deal with the Avs

Blueshirt13 is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:24 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2015 All Rights Reserved.