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09-21-2010, 02:14 PM
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Just want to change the beat a little from all the arguing going on...

With Drury missing possibly the first week of the season, the Rangers could afford to have Werek on a try out basis.

Not likely, but I still feel he has as good a chance to make the roster as anyone.

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09-21-2010, 02:18 PM
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Not sure if I'm getting you here. Bad break? How? It's not like Drury's been struggling with injuries or anything? He just hasn't lived up to his 7 million per year contract. Simply because he is not worth 7 million and probably never was. I wouldn't call it a bad break though. Bad decision is more fitting.
What was our biggest need going into 07-08? First and second line centers. So we went and signed a playmaker (Gomez) to be the 1 and a leader/grinder (Drury) to be the 2. Every media outlet had us going very far in the playoffs that year. It was a bad break in the sense that Gomez and Drury never clicked with the rest of the roster like they should have.

Looking back on it, it's so easy to call it a bad decision. At the time they were good singings...a bit overpaid, yes...but the two signings were exactly what everyone said we needed.

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09-21-2010, 02:28 PM
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What was our biggest need going into 07-08? First and second line centers. So we went and signed a playmaker (Gomez) to be the 1 and a leader/grinder (Drury) to be the 2. Every media outlet had us going very far in the playoffs that year. It was a bad break in the sense that Gomez and Drury never clicked with the rest of the roster like they should have.

Looking back on it, it's so easy to call it a bad decision. At the time they were good singings...a bit overpaid, yes...but the two signings were exactly what everyone said we needed.
I'm not so sure I agree. Yes, we needed help at center. But it was a mistake signing both of them because we also needed help with scoring. Gomez (who had scored 20 or more goals only once in his career was obviously brought on as a puck carrier/playmaker.) But spending another 7M on Drury (who had only scored more than 30 goals once in his career) was a mistake. That money would have been better off on a goal scorer. I think we all agreed we needed help at center...but not to the tune of 15M/year on two guys who were by no means known for their goal scoring prowess.

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09-21-2010, 02:33 PM
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I'm not so sure I agree. Yes, we needed help at center. But it was a mistake signing both of them because we also needed help with scoring. Gomez (who had scored 20 or more goals only once in his career was obviously brought on as a puck carrier/playmaker.) But spending another 7M on Drury (who had only scored more than 30 goals once in his career) was a mistake. That money would have been better off on a goal scorer. I think we all agreed we needed help at center...but not to the tune of 15M/year on two guys who were by no means known for their goal scoring prowess.
Actually Drury had back to back 30 goal seasons in the two years before he became a Ranger...

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09-21-2010, 03:39 PM
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What was our biggest need going into 07-08? First and second line centers. So we went and signed a playmaker (Gomez) to be the 1 and a leader/grinder (Drury) to be the 2. Every media outlet had us going very far in the playoffs that year. It was a bad break in the sense that Gomez and Drury never clicked with the rest of the roster like they should have.

Looking back on it, it's so easy to call it a bad decision. At the time they were good singings...a bit overpaid, yes...but the two signings were exactly what everyone said we needed.
Fair enough. He rolled the dice I guess.

So is it Drury's or everyone elses fault that he failed to find any chemistry with anyone on our roster during his spell here then?

Who's to blame? Sather for the contract or Drury for not earning his paycheck?

I guess I would have to go with both, everyone seems to agree Drury was overpaid at least a little bit even when he first signed the contract and that's all on Sather.

However, even Chris Drury can't be too proud about what he offers this organization at this point. It's all a bit sad really, I'm sure he's a good guy, he's just not a 7 million per year hockey player. Not even remotely close. And for that fact, I can't bring myself to like him very much right now. Kudos to those who can though.

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09-21-2010, 04:48 PM
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Of course. Did anyone really say, "Oh man! What a deal!!??"



Of course I'm "harping" on his PP numbers. I've demonstrated, several times over in fact, that his numbers dipped because of the lack of powerplay time. Why would I bring up his even strength numbers when they clearly were not the issue? He produced approximately 60% of what he did in 08-09, and he took a significant hit in PP time. I'm really not sure what's so hard to understand about that.

Giving him power-play time doesn't transform him into a power-play specialist. That makes absolutely no sense.

I'm not at all disappointed with his "dwindling offensive numbers." Why? Because I understand the circumstances behind it. It seems that some people just want the guy to fail if only so they can feel vindicated in some way.


What are the circumstances behind it, other than he wasn't very good last year on offense? You act like it's an anti-Drury commitee headed by HFBoards posters who called Torts before games and say: "hey Torts. We Hate Drury's contract. Don't play him on the power play because we hate him"


Gimme a break. You sound ridiculous. You seem to forget that Drury didn't register a power play point in the 1st 17 games of the season before his injury. Guess what? In those 17 games before Drury's injury in which he did nothing on the power play, the Rangers were clicking at 24.2 percent (17-70).

When Drury was put on the point after Kotalik proved to be a bomb, Drury wasn't a good fit and it lead to some SHG's.


Nobody needs an excuse or an explaination as to why Drury's stats were poor last season. Anybody who watched him on the ice saw that his offensive skills were diminishing -- power play or no power play.

Drury had 2 goals...TWO goals in his first 27 games

You haven't offered any explaination as to why Drury should be on the PP as a forward, except that he should have better stats. He was tried at the point and it backfired.

Prospal, Gaborik and Callahan are all better offensive players than Drury. Dubinsky is much more effective on the PP than Drury. Sean Avery played a full minute less on the PP than Drury and outscored him on the PP. Now they brought in Frolov, MZA and possibly Stepan and Anisimov.

There is no reason for Drury to play on the power play whatsoever. If his stats decline because of it, then he and his fan club have to live with it.

Here's an idea Chris: Be consistent from beginning to end and stop with the double-digit goalless droughts. Maybe , just maybe, you'll give your fan club some real ammunition in their attempt to prove you're still capable of scoring.

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09-22-2010, 10:14 AM
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Drury was taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Manhattan yesterday to get checked out by team hand specialist, Dr. Martin Posner. Drury said he expects to be out "four weeks, at the most," and that although the injury happened, "it's better to miss exhibition games than the real stuff."


http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/range...FVtVAHPJRE2AiL


Drury is going to be out longer than 4 weeks if he is receiving medical treatment at St. Vincent's seeing as how it's closed and no longer exists.

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09-22-2010, 01:13 PM
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Drury is going to be out longer than 4 weeks if he is receiving medical treatment at St. Vincent's seeing as how it's closed and no longer exists.

He's not going to let St Vincent's closure ruin his doctor's appointment

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09-22-2010, 01:37 PM
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Sounds like the Rangers will start off winning a few games but towards the end (when he comes back) we'll go on a few game losing streak and have a 50/50 shot at making the playoffs but this year it wont come down to jokinen's shootout shot.

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09-22-2010, 01:48 PM
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He's not going to let St Vincent's closure ruin his doctor's appointment
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