No, the question is, "how do we get rid of him?" He has a no movement clause. We're not going to buy him out, can't trade him and can't waive him. So what's the point of discussing this again? You're receiving hostile responses because this topic has been covered ad nauseum.
Why bother asking questions in your original post when you already have your opinions? Does what anyone else thinks really matter to you or just looking for an arguement? Just make a statement next time, then shame on us for responding.
I would consider buying him out after this year. 3.7 and 1.6 isn't so bad for the following two seasons. We don't need to be paying a 3rd line center 7+M. But at least we're nearing the end of his stay in NY.
You're buying into the company line from MSG and the NHL. What else are they gonna say? They can't point to anything he does on the ice! Oh wait, blocks shots.
I've said 3 times in this thread: I'm not talking about the contract.
Does anyone want to touch my question which was the original point of the thread?
Will this be the year he does something and shuts guys like me up? Anyone willing to go out on a limb?
Or is what you are all saying is that he has been "good enough"? Is he really "the example" we want for our younger guys? Not me
According to Joe M. he's the Ranger who came into camp in the best shape. During his first season in NY he scored more goals than he ever did while playing in Colorado. Last year was an off year for him (he's usually good for 55 to 65 pts). Despite his overall performance, the Rangers can still use him on special teams. Not to mention he's been a captain throughout his NHL career. Maybe (idk) we underrate his leadership qualities on and off the ice. I think he's already helped Cally and Dubinsky (although this season is huge for both players) mature into solid NHL players and (potential) future leaders of this organization. I think he can help do the same for Stepan and other young players (someone mentioned MDZ). So maybe there are a lot of intangibles to look at when assessing what Drury has and has not done for this team during the past 3 season's.
imo the demotion of mcdonagh instead of eminger or gilroy simply because he doesn't have to clear waivers tells us EXACTLY what will happen when drury returns. stepan will be on the next bus to hartford because he doesn't need to go thru waivers and this franchise will always pick the easy option over the correct one.