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

Sather on Staal, More Moves, Voros + More

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
07-09-2010, 05:54 PM
  #1
gers*
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 358
vCash: 500
Sather on Staal, More Moves, Voros + More

Didnt see this posted anywhere, from a few hours ago via Andrew Gross on twitter.

On Staal:
Quote:
“If somebody gives him an offer sheet, we’re going to match it.”
On Making More Moves:
Quote:
“We’re still moving forward; we’re not finished. There are other opportunities still out there, moves we’d like to make.”
On Voros:
Quote:
“We liked Aaron’s attitude, he was a good team guy,” Rangers GM Glen Sather said. “But with some of the acquisitions we made, he just didn’t figure into it going forward. It’s another opportunity for Aaron to get another contract.
On Youth:
Quote:
“Our philosophy is with any young guy that comes in and makes the team, we can move the older guys out if necessary,” Sather added when asked about the defense corps. “We’re not going to force feed any of these guys. We might have pushed (Matt) Gilroy too hard. We don’t want to hurt anybody’s confidence.”
Quote:
“Yeah, I think (McDonagh) is going to be a real good player,” Sather said. “McDonagh looks real good. The other kid from Russia is coming to camp and he’s got a chance.”



Quote:
“We still have some options out there,” Sather added about getting a top-line center. “Christensen came on very well last year and played very well, I’m not going to rule him out. At the same time, there’s no guarantee he’s going to be the guy to take the job. Prospal can play center. Stepan is smart enough to play there.”
article here:http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/r...ies_out_there/

gers* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 05:57 PM
  #2
DrZoidberg
Registered User
 
DrZoidberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New Jersey
Country: United States
Posts: 342
vCash: 500
I like what I'm hearing but I'm always prepared for disappointment.

DrZoidberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 05:57 PM
  #3
beastly115
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 10,424
vCash: 500
Typical Sather.

Saying all the right things yet doing none of them.

beastly115 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 06:02 PM
  #4
Radek27
Registered User
 
Radek27's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 5,149
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Radek27
He really seems to like Pashin and must think he has a chance going into camp. Or was he talking about another kid from Russia?

Radek27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 06:04 PM
  #5
Synergy27
Registered User
 
Synergy27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Country: United States
Posts: 4,557
vCash: 500
Isn't it weird how Sather always sounds like a reasonable, well though out GM on the rare occasions he makes himself available to the media, and then he just goes out and makes moves that leaves everyone scratching their heads?

Synergy27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 06:06 PM
  #6
MrAlmost
We are Lokomotiv!
 
MrAlmost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: R.I.P.
Country: United States
Posts: 392
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Radek27 View Post
He really seems to like Pashin and must think he has a chance going into camp. Or was he talking about another kid from Russia?
He was probably talkin about Valatenko(sp?). Pashnin still has one more year on his contract in the KHL.

MrAlmost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 06:09 PM
  #7
Fitzy
All Is Well
 
Fitzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 19,919
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrAlmost View Post
He was probably talkin about Valatenko(sp?). Pashnin still has one more year on his contract in the KHL.
He 100% means Valentenko. The continued ignoring of Sauer is nagging at me though.

Fitzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 06:17 PM
  #8
MrAlmost
We are Lokomotiv!
 
MrAlmost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: R.I.P.
Country: United States
Posts: 392
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fitzy Duke of NY View Post
He 100% means Valentenko. The continued ignoring of Sauer is nagging at me though.
They might not see Sauer being capable of making the jump. Perhaps its the injuries or something, im not sure, but im am sure if hes still on the team he will get a look in camp.

MrAlmost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 06:20 PM
  #9
RESPECT THE SHIELD10
 
RESPECT THE SHIELD10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New Haven, CT
Country: United States
Posts: 890
vCash: 500
I hope he's not lying about Staal.

RESPECT THE SHIELD10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 06:26 PM
  #10
Vitto79
Registered User
 
Vitto79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sarnia
Country: Canada
Posts: 16,476
vCash: 500
can we get a C with some offensive skills please?

Ribiero, Niskanen for Rozsival , Gilroy..........something like that

Vitto79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 06:29 PM
  #11
NYGBleedBlueNYR
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,953
vCash: 500
I think we all need to pray Richards doesn't extend AND comes here next yr

NYGBleedBlueNYR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 06:33 PM
  #12
FOXHOUND*
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Woodside, Queens
Country: United States
Posts: 3,507
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYGBleedBlueNYR View Post
I think we all need to pray Richards doesn't extend AND comes here next yr
Rather have Koivu

FOXHOUND* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 06:50 PM
  #13
wolfgaze
Interesting Cat
 
wolfgaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 12,073
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Synergy27 View Post
Isn't it weird how Sather always sounds like a reasonable, well though out GM on the rare occasions he makes himself available to the media, and then he just goes out and makes moves that leaves everyone scratching their heads?
Like Gomez for McDonagh & Valentenko/Higgins?

wolfgaze is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 06:51 PM
  #14
OverTheCap
Registered User
 
OverTheCap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 9,630
vCash: 500
"The other kid from Russia"

Haha did he forget Valentenko's name for a sec?

I think all the people that were like "OH NOES! There's no room for the kids!" when the Rangers re-signed Prospal and Christensen can breathe easy. Seems like they're really high on Stepan and they will certainly give him a chance to win a spot on the team. Christensen is by no means a lock to be the top line center.

OverTheCap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 06:55 PM
  #15
Evolved83
Registered User
 
Evolved83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 178
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fitzy Duke of NY View Post
He 100% means Valentenko. The continued ignoring of Sauer is nagging at me though.
They probably see something in Sauer that we do not... maybe he needs more development. I am sure once camp starts they will get a good look at him again.

Evolved83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 07:06 PM
  #16
dtrap
Registered User
 
dtrap's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Charleston, SC
Country: United States
Posts: 1,720
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to dtrap
The pro-Sauer crowd maybe needs to take a second look...in reality the kid probably isn't that good...otherwise he would have been up already.

Give the Rangers staff credit...how many prospects have totally flourished after we "gave up" on them? Most just disappear into the hockey abyss.

dtrap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 07:26 PM
  #17
Punxrocknyc19*
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 10,233
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by dtrap View Post
The pro-Sauer crowd maybe needs to take a second look...in reality the kid probably isn't that good...otherwise he would have been up already.

Give the Rangers staff credit...how many prospects have totally flourished after we "gave up" on them? Most just disappear into the hockey abyss.
well Prucha didnt and Dawes got waived a few times but was still in the NHL and Lisin is still an UFA


but most guys the rangers traded away are not that good aside from Dom Moore and Fedor Tyutin, most are in minors or europe

Punxrocknyc19* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 07:27 PM
  #18
bobbop
Henrik's Pop
 
bobbop's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Suburban Phoenix
Country: United States
Posts: 4,829
vCash: 500
I think the Rangers are pretty transparent on how they feel about young players. They gave Sanguinetti and chance and when he went back to Hartford, he was passed over for future promotion. Sauer didn't get a sniff all year. Of course, injuries complicated some of the timing but I don't think they are not giving certain guys a chance because someone stole their lunch money. Like 'em or not, Sather and his boys want to win very badly and they are putting the players on the ice each night they think give them the best chance of winning.

bobbop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 07:38 PM
  #19
New York RKY
Moderator
Let's Go Rangers!
 
New York RKY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Dirty Jersey
Country: United States
Posts: 12,033
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by FOXHOUND View Post
Rather have Koivu
As much as I'd love to have Koivu here, I think Minny would be foolish not to lock him up long term--he is the face of their franchise. That said I am hoping that he will be a Ranger come next year

New York RKY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 07:39 PM
  #20
DangleBerry94*
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 55
vCash: 500
really like everything sather said here other than putting it out there that we will match anything staal is offered. key word being said, but i digress.

for the kids, hopefully stepan and grachev have strong camps because it sounds like they will be given every opportunity. i am personally really high on stepan. both are ready for the sink or swim test. grachev is physically ready, and i think his game is better suited to the nhl. much more cohesion on the ice for him to work with. he's not a creator, he's a finisher and he'll find more of those opportunities with higher level players. stepan i hope does some power skating this summer to get a little faster but he's so smart with the puck and thinks the game at such a high level i can't see him not being capable of handling the nhl game. he's also a very confident kid, so if he doesn't play/produce at the level he's accustomed to right away, i don't think it would stunt his development. i get the impression he's the type who will just keep working until he gets there. in that sense i see a lot of toews in him (not referring to playing style at all, just mental makeup). mcd i'm in between on. camp/preseason will tell us a lot. i think the ahl is a very good developmental league for defensemen as opposed to creative offensive players. pro speed and strength are much different than in college. we banked on gilroy's skating to allow him to succeed last year and that backfired. mcd is a completely different player and is definitely physically ready, its just a matter of how quickly he can adjust to the pace at the nhl level.

very intrigued to see the moves glen referred to if we make them. wish i could be a fly on the wall for those discussions. have to think roszival, gilroy, and maybe dubi? would be discussed for the right deal. ribeiro is a player i could see us looking into, don't know about his availability or cost though. redden's here to stay, nobody's touching that contract now that gainey's gone.

consider me a happy camper with the direction we seem to be headed though. for the first time in a long time it seems like there is a vision for this team.

DangleBerry94* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 07:43 PM
  #21
pwoz
Registered User
 
pwoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,494
vCash: 500
Koivu is one of the best players in the league and very underrated (IMO), but honestly, people around the league know how good he is. He'll get a huge deal next year.

pwoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 07:46 PM
  #22
Punxrocknyc19*
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 10,233
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron Duguays Flow View Post
really like everything sather said here other than putting it out there that we will match anything staal is offered. key word being said, but i digress.

for the kids, hopefully stepan and grachev have strong camps because it sounds like they will be given every opportunity. i am personally really high on stepan. both are ready for the sink or swim test. grachev is physically ready, and i think his game is better suited to the nhl. much more cohesion on the ice for him to work with. he's not a creator, he's a finisher and he'll find more of those opportunities with higher level players. stepan i hope does some power skating this summer to get a little faster but he's so smart with the puck and thinks the game at such a high level i can't see him not being capable of handling the nhl game. he's also a very confident kid, so if he doesn't play/produce at the level he's accustomed to right away, i don't think it would stunt his development. i get the impression he's the type who will just keep working until he gets there. in that sense i see a lot of toews in him (not referring to playing style at all, just mental makeup). mcd i'm in between on. camp/preseason will tell us a lot. i think the ahl is a very good developmental league for defensemen as opposed to creative offensive players. pro speed and strength are much different than in college. we banked on gilroy's skating to allow him to succeed last year and that backfired. mcd is a completely different player and is definitely physically ready, its just a matter of how quickly he can adjust to the pace at the nhl level.

very intrigued to see the moves glen referred to if we make them. wish i could be a fly on the wall for those discussions. have to think roszival, gilroy, and maybe dubi? would be discussed for the right deal. ribeiro is a player i could see us looking into, don't know about his availability or cost though. redden's here to stay, nobody's touching that contract now that gainey's gone.

consider me a happy camper with the direction we seem to be headed though. for the first time in a long time it seems like there is a vision for this team.

i think the rangers moving dubinsky would be stupid because the rangers dont have another ready power forward in their top 6 as of now.... rangers are not a big team at the forward position either, getting ribeiro ehh not a fan of soft players who pretend to be hurt no matter how many points they score. grachev and anisimov are big but arent power forwards, just because the player has size doesnt make him a power forward. rangers need another big physical forward.


i wonder what it would take to get a Ryan Clowe type player. a big player with size that can score 15-20 goals and 50 pts, who on the rangers can do that

Punxrocknyc19* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 08:00 PM
  #23
DangleBerry94*
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 55
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Punxrocknyc19 View Post
i think the rangers moving dubinsky would be stupid because the rangers dont have another ready power forward in their top 6 as of now.... rangers are not a big team at the forward position either, getting ribeiro ehh not a fan of soft players who pretend to be hurt no matter how many points they score. grachev and anisimov are big but arent power forwards, just because the player has size doesnt make him a power forward. rangers need another big physical forward.


i wonder what it would take to get a Ryan Clowe type player. a big player with size that can score 15-20 goals and 50 pts, who on the rangers can do that
sorry, should have elaborated on that point. didn't mean to imply i would encourage trading dubinsky or pursuing ribeiro, that was just me speculating who i thought slats may put on the table for deals and who may be available on the other side of them. i like dubi a lot, but he tangled with sather last summer and i don't think that went over well in the front office. as far as ribeiro is concerned, i'm not a fan at all of the way the guy acts and dives. but he is a solid playmaking center and i have to think that is one thing sather is looking into. they are a tough commodity to come by. personally, i'd prefer a guy like richards but i don't think we have the space for that right now. that said, sather is known to pull a rabbit out of his hat in trades, maybe he's got a nice surprise for us.

DangleBerry94* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 08:10 PM
  #24
XLJ
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Country: United States
Posts: 1,359
vCash: 500
"I thought our defense wasn’t really our big problem on our team last year,” Sather said, adding the issue was the lack of scoring, other than Marian Gaborik. “We need to get a little more offense. We can’t just depend on Marian. As far as the defense, if somebody comes in and takes the job, so be it.”

Does Sather even watch the games? The defense was horrible last year. So far he hasn't done anything to improve the team.

XLJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-09-2010, 08:14 PM
  #25
mike14
Registered User
 
mike14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Melbourne
Country: Australia
Posts: 4,304
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by msg View Post
"I thought our defense wasn’t really our big problem on our team last year,” Sather said, adding the issue was the lack of scoring, other than Marian Gaborik. “We need to get a little more offense. We can’t just depend on Marian. As far as the defense, if somebody comes in and takes the job, so be it.”

Does Sather even watch the games? The defense was horrible last year. So far he hasn't done anything to improved the team.
Maybe he feels that the reason the defense looked horrible is because we had very few forwards who could hold onto the puck and maintain possession. If he can somehow rectify that before the season starts the defense should look okay.

mike14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 06:37 AM.

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

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.