Anyone after the last 3 days feel like we're suddenly going in the wrong direction?
Just because McIlrath wasn't the sexy pick doesn't mean it was a bad pick, slated to go top 15 it wasn't a huge reach. He fills a need. Sanguinetti was the odd man out I mean look at all the D prospects we have something had to give and I wouldn't be surprised to see another moved. I think Thomas and Yogan are solid picks as well.
Staal pulling a Dubinsky isn't a big deal as of right now, I have a feeling the kid will break before Sather does.
Staal should get 3.5m-4m, and Girardi will probably want around 3m... with Rozsival not being traded, Redden not being sent to HFD until October(?), and Drury still eating a huge cap, I am not looking forward to July 1st, or next season, unless Slats pulls off another robbery of a trade.
/although I will be happy if McDonagh signs a contract
One of the reasons D-men slip in the draft is several GM's realize that, in general they develop slowly, and are free agents when they actually have value. Team invests the time and then get held hostage.
Let's spend millions on mercenary free agents, but play hardball with our homegrown RFAs we developed.
The organizational philosophy is FUBAR.
you do not get bent over by a kid with no arbitration rights. it just doesnt happen. Rangers would be fools to give in to what he wants. they need to put the squeeze on him. If he can find an offersheet, then we can match it, but till then, hes just a kid trying to get a pay day way before he deserves it.
I would like to see Sather make a decisive move like this. A move similar to the Messier trade in 92 that can set us in the right direction. Seems like he just makes opportunistic moves that fall out of the sky and land on his face.