As long as we can trade him @ deadline if we sell then I'd take him @ prospals $. Could have a big start playing w Gabby & will get injured eventually so he we can get a kid up for some experience as well most likely. Lol but we'd likely get good production to start the year & hopefully pick up a pick @ deadline.
I'd be happy to take him... on a one year deal under 3 million. We have very few options as it stands right now for the Top 6, and come trading deadline time if we are out of the race (which is a very real possibility) then so long as he is having even a decent season he would be a good trade chip.
That's what we said about Prospal. And the trade deadline came. And he would have been a good chip.
We didn't trade him because we were within striking distance of a playoff spot.
The exact thing will happen this year.
Once again, it is signings like Proispal and Demitra that insure this team will never be sellers at the deadline.
"Of course giving Sather cap space is like giving teenagers whiskey and car keys." - SBOB "Watching Sather build a team is like watching a blind man with no fingers trying to put together an elaborate puzzle." - Shadowtron
Sestito still on the make a wish tour. - rholt168
Let people like MZA prove they actually belong instead of everyone here just anointing him a 2nd line player in the NHL.
Yeah man. The way to make this team better for the future is definitely to sign 35 year olds for 1 year instead of giving young immensely skilled guys a shot.
Yes, I'd prefer to sign Demitra for 1 year than overpay for some other UFA for multiple years, and if we do sign him it wouldn't be the WORST thing, but he just isn't a difference maker and I see him being totally unnecessary. If we hadn't signed Prospal then sure he'd be a good idea, but it's pointless. We have Dubinsky, Prospal, and Christensen who all play well with Gaborik. We need to get OTHER guys going, not Gaborik. Jesus.
I don't really see too big of a problem with this line-up. Drury is better at center than wing, and Avery is better at wing than center, but they can both play both positions. If anything, maybe we can chuck Avery for a pick. I love the guy, love what he brings to the team, but I just don't know if $2M is worth it for his ~15 games a year that he actually plays up to his ability.
And as for Stepan, I want the Rangers to continue their strategy with their prospects by easing them into the line-up. Stepan just came from college; look what happened to Gilroy when he skipped the AHL. A year with Hartford will do Stepan some good.
If those who are convinced Gaborik had something to do with the Boogaard signing, why would this be any different? they are really good buds. Apparently Sather has no real plan so if Gabby is in his ear he might feel inclined to take on Demitra to center him.
He'll probably be stupid enough to sign him to a multi year deal as well. I wouldnt be surprised. As far as im concerned... a BIG fat no thanks.