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A Broad And Early Offseason Poll

View Poll Results: Where Should Rangers Management Focus This Offseason?
Improve the Offense 104 86.67%
Improve the Defense 1 0.83%
A Little Bit of Both 15 12.50%
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04-29-2009, 10:30 PM
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Higgins Please!!

Hard-nosed forecheckers who can put the puck in the net are what this team needs. Higgins is exactly the type of player Gomez has had success with in the past. Antropov-Gomez-Higgins or Callahan-Gomez-Higgins would be a pretty good line.

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Sather should trade away cap space and picks to get them out of Salary Cap Hell, especially with the cap coming down. If he can somehow make trades without having to sacrifice draft picks, fantastic, but I think that's being unrealistic. He'll most likely have to "pay" someone to take a contract.

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Sather should trade away cap space and picks to get them out of Salary Cap Hell, especially with the cap coming down. If he can somehow make trades without having to sacrifice draft picks, fantastic, but I think that's being unrealistic. He'll most likely have to "pay" someone to take a contract.
Has it been confirmed that the cap is coming down? I keep hearing about it...but what's the real deal?

And why does he have to "pay" anyone to take a contract when he can bury them in Hartford if need be?

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Has it been confirmed that the cap is coming down? I keep hearing about it...but what's the real deal?

And why does he have to "pay" anyone to take a contract when he can bury them in Hartford if need be?
Because then who will sign in New York? You cant just bury a player every time they don't perform it will scare away many free agents. We have one of the most hostile crowds as it is (torwards players).

We may have the money but that doesnt make it ok.

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Sather should trade away cap space and picks to get them out of Salary Cap Hell, especially with the cap coming down. If he can somehow make trades without having to sacrifice draft picks, fantastic, but I think that's being unrealistic. He'll most likely have to "pay" someone to take a contract.
Agreed, but its not like a lot of teams have the cap space to eat up.

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Has it been confirmed that the cap is coming down? I keep hearing about it...but what's the real deal?

And why does he have to "pay" anyone to take a contract when he can bury them in Hartford if need be?
The cap will most likely stay flat in my experience.

You cannot bury a contract in the minors under this CBA. It would still count against the cap most likely.

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Because then who will sign in New York? You cant just bury a player every time they don't perform it will scare away many free agents. We have one of the most hostile crowds as it is (torwards players).

We may have the money but that doesnt make it ok.
Every time they don't perform? I'm curious, how many players have we done this with already?

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Agreed, but its not like a lot of teams have the cap space to eat up.



The cap will most likely stay flat in my experience..

I agree with that. I mean are they going to penalize teams that were close to the cap by lowering it on them? Doubtful.

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You cannot bury a contract in the minors under this CBA. It would still count against the cap most likely.
I'm pretty sure that isn't true...although I think there is a cap for the AHL too (someone correct me if I'm mistaken.)

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I agree with that. I mean are they going to penalize teams that were close to the cap by lowering it on them? Doubtful.



I'm pretty sure that isn't true...although I think there is a cap for the AHL too (someone correct me if I'm mistaken.)
If the lower the cap and a team is over, the player salaries would be altered I think. And you made my point, you can't just bury a contract in the A because I believe there is a cap there too...

The Cap has to do with the health of the league. It has risen over 15 million since the 05-06 season, and If you asked me it is leading to inflamed contracts, which kill a league. It will probably stay flat or drop a little this season.

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I always prefer to focus on the defense. Even if it means addition by subtraction--moving Redden if at all possible, maybe shipping out Rosie, whatever. Something about our defense MUST change, if nothing else than to give us the opportunity to fix the offensive woes.

And of course, fixing those offensive woes is of the utmost importance as well.

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