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12-04-2010, 10:33 PM
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Guess henrik's about to be over the hill then as well?
Complete assinine comment, 30 is still prime.
Yes, 30 is still prime. But he'll be 31 before he ever plays a game for the Rangers if we sign him this summer. And what kind of contract do you think he's going to want? Doubtful he's looking for a 3 or 4 year deal. So before you call someone asinine maybe you should think about how several of the recent long term deals we handed out to players over the age of 30 worked out...and at least spell it correctly. lol

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12-05-2010, 01:01 AM
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I don't think Richards will follow this path but who wants to re-hash the discussions about getting Drury & Gomez in their primes?

That situation has definitely caused me to be more cautious when anticipating players' future performance/production.

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12-05-2010, 02:28 AM
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I don't think Richards will follow this path but who wants to re-hash the discussions about getting Drury & Gomez in their primes?

That situation has definitely caused me to be more cautious when anticipating players' future performance/production.
It shouldn't. Nothing surprising or disappointing about the production either of those players put up here. The only thing that's disappointing is that the people running the team (not to mention way too many fans) couldn't figure out what should have been painfully obvious to anyone.

Drury is a role player, and he was even when he managed to score 37 goals. Gomez is a one-dimensional, brainless coach's nightmare. Even on the Devils cup-winning teams, he was, what, the 8th most important player on the team? Richards was the best player on his cup winning team.

Richards is a legitimate star player, and he's a player who relies on his brains, not on his physical abilities, so even when he ages, his decline will likely be slow, and it won't result in a tremendous drop in numbers.

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12-05-2010, 07:36 AM
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LB writes White and Gilroy are hurting the Rangers cap situation. Everyday that ticks off means less flexibility. Two healthy scratches with a combined cap hit for $4.125 million.

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The Rangers assuredly would be on that list. But the math and the possible lack of a match -- understand that Sather will not send valued young assets to Dallas for a player who all but certainly will be there for the taking on July 1 -- might mitigate against such a deal.

The league's Board of Governors convenes tomorrow for the first day of meetings in Florida. It's likely that Sather, whose hunt for a lefty defenseman has become less urgent with the steady development and improvement of the Steve Eminger-Michael Sauer third pair, will initiate a chat with Nieuwendyk.

The fact, though, is that the Rangers not only do not have the space now for Richards, it will be a task for Sather to create it before the Feb. 28 trade deadline.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/range...#ixzz17Ew54Wbb

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12-05-2010, 07:46 AM
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LB writes White and Gilroy are hurting the Rangers cap situation. Everyday that ticks off means less flexibility. Two healthy scratches with a combined cap hit for $4.125 million.



Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/range...#ixzz17Ew54Wbb
interesting little bit about drury on the ice on the pk

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12-05-2010, 09:06 AM
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The fact, though, is that the Rangers not only do not have the space now for Richards, it will be a task for Sather to create it before the Feb. 28 trade deadline.
Thank you for posting that.

I have been trying to reiterate this over and over again but people seem to want to willingly suspend their ability to understand facts.

1. We get Richards this season and we will seriously curtail our organization's ability to respond properly when there is an injury because our NHL ready reserves aren't in the organization any more, or our AHLers have to pass waivers every time and we have to make use of LTIR.

2. Then next season, when Richards is making $70 mil over 10 years we hamstring our ability to sign our own core players.

3. Then we realize that Richards will be a point-per-game player for only another season or two.

4. Then it becomes a huge argument around here about how bad Rangers management is because we have a massive $7million albatross contract holding us back for the next 5-8 years.

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12-05-2010, 09:25 AM
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LB writes White and Gilroy are hurting the Rangers cap situation. Everyday that ticks off means less flexibility. Two healthy scratches with a combined cap hit for $4.125 million.
Like BobSantos said in another thread though, if they had a plan to bank free cap space, they wouldn't have been throwing it away on White in particular. $750K paid out to date. 14 games played, 2 points. It's not a tough choice if your goal is to save for later.

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12-05-2010, 12:30 PM
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Thank you for posting that.

I have been trying to reiterate this over and over again but people seem to want to willingly suspend their ability to understand facts.

1. We get Richards this season and we will seriously curtail our organization's ability to respond properly when there is an injury because our NHL ready reserves aren't in the organization any more, or our AHLers have to pass waivers every time and we have to make use of LTIR.

2. Then next season, when Richards is making $70 mil over 10 years we hamstring our ability to sign our own core players.

3. Then we realize that Richards will be a point-per-game player for only another season or two.

4. Then it becomes a huge argument around here about how bad Rangers management is because we have a massive $7million albatross contract holding us back for the next 5-8 years.

Dead right. Why in the hell do we want a player who is going to demand a retirement contract this summer? Minimum of 7 years at multiple millions ... No matter how good Richards can be in the next few years he will be another deadweight, long term contract very quickly. This way of getting good has never worked for us and is even more dangerous in the salary cap era.

I wanted Kovalchuk this summer and I was completely wrong about that. I don't see how Richards poses any less risk.

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