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09-25-2010, 03:55 PM
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Any team to which Drury will accept a trade?

Does anyone have any idea if Drury would accept a trade to any team? Maybe a Cup contender? A city where he always wanted to retire in?

He has only two years left on his contract, is still a serviceable center, and brings in those intangibles we always hear about. If we take another bad, but smaller contract back (a lesser player who makes ~$4), I think some teams would do it, especially if this trade is made closer to the trading deadline.

Their cap hit at the point is for a little over one season, and it's worth it if they replace a totally useless $4 player for a useful $7 player in their attempted Cup run.

We can then figure out what to do with the $4 player, it must be possible to dump him if we add a pick or a mid-level prospect to get him off our hands.

But back to Drury. Is there such a team? Is he really married to the Rangers? Captain or not, would he really prefer to play for a team that will likely fail to make the playoffs this year than for a Cup contender?

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Update: As you can see above, I did not ask people to tell me for sure what team Drury wants to go to. I asked if anyone has any idea. This is not an unreasonable thing to ask because maybe some reporters speculated about it or something along those lines.

Sticking with the reading comprehension, I realize that some people have a hard time with it. Just as people don't understand the difference between, "do you have any idea" and "do you know for sure", similarly, any question on Drury becomes "We should trade Drury" in their mind instead of what is actually written, which is different from other threads I've seen. Before you open your mouth in an attempt to make yourself look superior with a comment like, "here we go again" (which I've already seen below though they were deleted by mods), consider that inability to read and understand does not make you superior to me or anyone else.


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Wow can we play a game before we tank and miss the playoffs again? Drury is not going to have another bad season. He is too proud a player to go out like that. He will surprise you and I think the team is going to surprise us as well. We are going to have a nice mix of vets and youngsters with one of the best goalies in the league. That is not a recipe for disaster.

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Any team to which would want Drury?

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Any team to which would want Drury?
I don't think Drury is tradeable this season with his 8M salary(7M caphit) but next season which is his last where he makes 5M you might be able to attract a little interest(from a team not up against the cap). If the Rangers are out of the playoff race he might become tradeable by the deadline(once again to a team that doesn't have cap issues next season, say like Colorado)

Hindsite is 20-20 but the Rangers should have just front loaded his deal so he only gets 4-5M in his last 2 seasons, then he would have been easy to unload this summer


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I don't think Drury is tradeable this season with his 8M salary(7M caphit) but next season which is his last where he makes 5M you might be able to attract a little interest(from a team not up against the cap)
Yes good point, a team like Florida or Atlanta would be ideal as his cap hit would let them make the cap floor but they would not be paying him as his cap hit. He would be a good influence on those young teams but would he accept a trade to go there?

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Does anyone have any idea if Drury would accept a trade to any team? Maybe a Cup contender? A city where he always wanted to retire in?

He has only two years left on his contract, is still a serviceable center, and brings in those intangibles we always hear about. If we take another bad, but smaller contract back (a lesser player who makes ~$4), I think some teams would do it, especially if this trade is made closer to the trading deadline.

Their cap hit at the point is for a little over one season, and it's worth it if they replace a totally useless $4 player for a useful $7 player in their attempted Cup run.

We can then figure out what to do with the $4 player, it must be possible to dump him if we add a pick or a mid-level prospect to get him off our hands.

But back to Drury. Is there such a team? Is he really married to the Rangers? Captain or not, would he really prefer to play for a team that will likely fail to make the playoffs this year than for a Cup contender?


The whole "tanking" thing is seriously stupid. If you want to watch a New York team lose, become an Isles fan.

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The whole "tanking" thing is seriously stupid. If you want to watch a New York team lose, become an Isles fan.
i'm a glass half full kinda guy. This team has potential. Lets battle for a spot and after last year we know anything can happen

and the answer is no on Drury. He wants to be a Ranger/ Cap hit blows but we are stuck with it so pray a guy like Stepan can step up until 2 yrs from now and the contract is off the books

Waiving Redden just proved if they have to they will eat the money and send a guy down

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He would be a good influence on those young teams but would he accept a trade to go there?
As somebody else pointed above that's an answer on Drury knows(I assume he has a NMC so they can't put him on waivers) but at 5M it shouldn't be hard to unload him if he is willing to accept a trade.

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i dont think he would want to be traded to any team, but, i do think, if we made it clear we want no part of him and that he wont play another game here, that he would accept a trade to anywhere we want to send him. with that said, i dont see that happening. I think Drury is here for the life of his contract, and it wouldnt surprise me whatsoever if the Rangers brought him back as a 4th line/penalty killing specialist after the current deal.

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The Rangers should have waived Redden & Drury last year and been done with it.

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Drury's not being moved. Not being bought-out either.

They'll just deal with him for the next two years, regardless of how bad he plays.

With regular PP time, and a little less pressure to score, I think Drury will perform. He'll never be that 7M center, but is still a quality player. The points will come if Torts puts him in the situation he's thrived on his entire career.

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i dont think he would want to be traded to any team, but, i do think, if we made it clear we want no part of him and that he wont play another game here, that he would accept a trade to anywhere we want to send him. with that said, i dont see that happening. I think Drury is here for the life of his contract, and it wouldnt surprise me whatsoever if the Rangers brought him back as a 4th line/penalty killing specialist after the current deal.
I agree with pretty much all of this. I could see them bringing Drury back at 1.5-2 million when this deal is over.

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i can se 4 or 5 team that Dru would probably waive his NMC for (LA and minnesota come to mind immediately) but i'd keep him around this season....put Stepan's locker right next to his.

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The Rangers had an out with Redden. They don't have it with Drury. We can only hope he rebounds this year though I have some doubts about that. Like I said--hopefully he rebounds. Anyway he's here for the next two years--some chance maybe he'd accept a trade at next year's deadline if the team is going nowhere.

On the question of him re-signing after that--it would depend I suppose on what kind of player he is two years from now. At this point in time I'm not going to guess. He will also be a +35 player then and it may be the Rangers have guys ready to break in and possibly better fits for those 3rd--4th line jobs.

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The Rangers should have waived Redden & Drury last year and been done with it.
Agreed. Rozsival too.

I know guys are saying that Drury should get another shot, but he's done nothing to justify that huge contract that the Rangers gave him. And for Rozsival, well, he can't play defense for his life, and when he tries to play defense, he takes a penalty to do so.

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I agree with pretty much all of this. I could see them bringing Drury back at 1.5-2 million when this deal is over.
No way. I want nothing to do with him.

Boyle will be on the fourth line. Hopefully Step, Werek and/or Anisimov (or Christ/Horak) will be on the top 3 lines, and if not, we'll need to sign/trade for a solid center who is better than Drury, especially Drury in 2 years.

He's ok now, I can't imagine that he'll still be any good in 2 years when he's 36 years old.

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I agree with pretty much all of this. I could see them bringing Drury back at 1.5-2 million when this deal is over.
I'd do that deal. Play him on the third line, like what he basically does now at $7.5 mill.

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Agreed. Rozsival too.

I think Rosie can be traded. His value depends on how well he plays, but if he's at all productive, I would bet that a team that needs a veteran defenseman would be willing to take him closer to the trading deadline. If he has a good year, he can fetch a 2nd rounder. If he has a tough year, it might be a 7th rounder.

But either way, I definitely see no reason to buy him out and be responsible for half his salary for no reason.

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Feel free to speculate but I think it's a big waste of time. The Rangers organization doesn't share the same opinion as the fans on Drury. Frankly with 2 of the 3 bad contracts gone (Gomez and Redden) this is the one I can stomach the most. You guys are being greedy .

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Feel free to speculate but I think it's a big waste of time. The Rangers organization doesn't share the same opinion as the fans on Drury. Frankly with 2 of the 3 bad contracts gone (Gomez and Redden) this is the one I can stomach the most. You guys are being greedy .

All I want is to know the following:

- If Slats changes his mind, would Drury be a willing partner in a trade. It may be a waste of time... but how is that different from all else we do here? A no movement clause does not mean that Drury will reject all trades.

Honestly, when the team scores and GDT is showing 42 messages in a row that say nothing but "oh yeah!", it clogs up the thread, and that's why I don't usually read GDTs. But people want to celebrate at the moment, and that's ok.

I want to know something that is a theoretical question. If you don't want to discuss it, don't read it.

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The Rangers should have waived Redden & Drury last year and been done with it.
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SWEET JESUS....

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All I want is to know the following:

- If Slats changes his mind, would Drury be a willing partner in a trade. It may be a waste of time... but how is that different from all else we do here? A no movement clause does not mean that Drury will reject all trades.

Honestly, when the team scores and GDT is showing 42 messages in a row that say nothing but "oh yeah!", it clogs up the thread, and that's why I don't usually read GDTs. But people want to celebrate at the moment, and that's ok.

I want to know something that is a theoretical question. If you don't want to discuss it, don't read it.
Hmm and I wasn't even a dick about it...

You could ponder this whole thing in your head and come up with just as much conclusive evidence as you'll get out of this thread. I'm not Chris Drury and unless he posts on these forums then I bet none of us know exactly how he'd feel about a trade. But in the spirit of your thread I will speculate he might agree to go to LA, Colorado or possibly Buffalo.

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i dont think he would want to be traded to any team, but, i do think, if we made it clear we want no part of him and that he wont play another game here, that he would accept a trade to anywhere we want to send him. with that said, i dont see that happening. I think Drury is here for the life of his contract, and it wouldnt surprise me whatsoever if the Rangers brought him back as a 4th line/penalty killing specialist after the current deal.
were they to do that, i would seriously freak the phuk out.

resigning drury after this deal is done would be criminal.

there are dozens of guys who can do what he does, but better, for alot less money.

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Does anyone have any idea ... I did not ask people to tell me for sure... maybe some reporters speculated about it
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I bet none of us know exactly how he'd feel about a trade.

Do you see the discrepancy now?

We never know anything for sure, but we do get some speculation from the media. Did we know for a fact that Cullen wanted to go back to Carolina? No. But was there speculation that he did? Yes.

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