Call them on it. We cant move for Andrei unless money comes back. And who would even want to give up value for the guy? He has two okay seasons and carries a large price tag for the next couple seasons. Another 2nd/3rd liner with a large paycheck this team does not need. Unless Redden, Rozsival, or Drury is going back I have a feeling I would be displeased with any deal.
The Montreal Canadiens are slowly turning into the 2008-2009 Rangers, especially if they acquire one of the three you listed above.
The Rangers have held trade talks with the Habs about Fs Sergei and Andrei Kostitsyn because New York could be without Cs Chris Drury (concussion) and C Brandon Dubinsky (broken hand) long term. Drury’s status is uncertain, while Dubinsky is gone 4-6 weeks. Oilers GM Steve Tambellini is also looking at acquiring Sergei, who was a linemate of Edmonton C Sam Gagner when they played junior together with the OHL’s London Knights. Montreal GM Bob Gainey would love to move Sergei, who is currently with AHL Hamilton
Lol, we lose 2 centers, we are incredibly thin down the middle, that makes perfect sense to look first to acquire two wingers... If we go after the K brothers, that's certainly not to address our actual issues at C... But then, thanks but no thanks.
Awful rumor on a Sunday that otherwise started well.
We have a gloat of forward anyway. Let's remember that until D&D got injured, we had Kotalik on the 4tg line.
We get the 2 Kosts and we have 3 second liners playing on the 4th line when D&D return in a few weeks. I would trade Valentenko or Potter for the two Kost brothers, but I would never deal a real prospect like Sauer for them. They are worth more, but not to us.
I've not seen MTL this season and don't know what state AK is in.
But, Prospal and Gabby is too alone on this team. Higgins have 5 pts and AK have 5 pts. We have too many players like Higgins, or too few at least who can't create offense on their own. To few play makers.
Lisin, Cally, Higgins and co are all finnishers.
So pretty much depending on the state AK is in, it could be a good deal. Like Higgins for both twins or something like that.
More reclamation projects, which seems to be Glen Sahers specialty. A history between these two GM's...both seem to be part of the good-ole boys club! Could be some truth here.
I don't want to dissect this one too much untill there was some followup to it with who the Rangers were potentially dealing the other way. But...I would be that this one is a change of scenery type of a deal that could potentially send one of the players here that is lambasted on a regular basis for his untradeable contract.
Also, on these two. Minus the love of the nightlife which seems to be the label on them...From what I have seen of them both when the club used to play against them, is they were hustle engery guys that always seemed to create a buzz. Something that NY fans love to see which is why a Ryan Callahan is so loved here. Question is, does the club need these types again...or would the money be better spent on that big nasty SOB of a defenseman many of us Rangers fans still covet!
A lot of people here loathed Zherdev... They will probably lose their ****ing minds If the K-brothers come onboard.
Andrei is riding the pine already in Montreal, and Sergei was suspended by the club for leaving their AHL Affiliate...