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12-16-2010, 10:46 PM
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So, with the 4th best points total in the league, what should the Rangers do?

It's becoming pretty apparent that the Blueshirts have a pretty good team this year. They work hard, are never out of a game, score goals at a 3+ goals per game pace, and have maybe the best goaltending tandem in the league. So what do you do if YOU were GM?

Do you ship out some young parts for a guy like Richards, who might be able to put you over the top?

Do you stay with the plan and let this current team play it out... with the knowledge that you are not an elite team talent-wise?

My opinion: I love the makeup and work ethic of this team; still, I would highlight a package deal for a true top line center with a guy like Anisimov. I love the kid, but it looks like there is no team in the West that really intimidates you, and the two most threatening teams in the conference are in your own division. That means it's very likely that in the playoffs you would only have to beat ONE of them in a 7 games series... something that is incredibly feasible.

So Ranger fans, what do you think?

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12-16-2010, 10:49 PM
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just let the current team keep rolling.

The youth is doing well and they better not mess with that. Just wait for Richards next yr. Ship out Rozy to make room and promote McDonaugh while moving Sauer up the depth charts

At the deadline get a lefty Dman but right now they are winning with Eminger so whatever.

Call up guys like MZA and Weise to fill in for injuries instead of dealing for a vet F

If they can move a 2nd and spare parts for a rental C to play with Gabby I am for that too but none of the core

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So Ranger fans, what do you think?
I think you should ask the mods to move your post to the Brad Richards thread.

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12-16-2010, 10:51 PM
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Don't move Ani.

When he's on his game, he looks Datsyukian at times.

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No, stay on course. Picking up a small piece here and there I'd be fine with but totally against parting with any of our key young guys. I thought we were 50-50 chance to make playoffs at the start of the season to be honest. If we do make them it'll be gravy because guys like AA, MDZ, D-Step and Sauer will gain valuable experience.

Stay on course. No major moves. No Richards, no Vinny or whoever else.

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I think you should ask the mods to move your post to the Brad Richards thread.
Richards is just the most obvious example. I think my point has way more to do with the overall approach the front office should be taking for this season.

As in: is this Rangers team for real? Or is it one of the Renney-led squads from 2005-2009 that just couldn't cut it once they got to the 2nd round? (Hey, we might have been REAL close to beating Buffalo in 2006-07... but 3 of those losses were bad ones, no doubt we were badly outplayed)

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12-16-2010, 10:56 PM
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Keep winning

I say save the moves for the offseason, where I think Rozy will be moved.
Let this group keep growing together and take it from there

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12-16-2010, 10:57 PM
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Richards is just the most obvious example. I think my point has way more to do with the overall approach the front office should be taking for this season.

As in: is this Rangers team for real? Or is it one of the Renney-led squads from 2005-2009 that just couldn't cut it once they got to the 2nd round. (Hey, we might have been REAL close to beating Buffalo in 2006-07... but 3 of those losses were bad ones, no doubt we were badly outplayed)
You won't know if this team is for real until we see them tested in the playoffs....

Cannot extrapolate much from the regular season.... We still play an incomplete game and find ourselves having to work extra hard to come back after going down with sloppy play....

What players did you have in mind to trade for?

I'm not advocating any trades personally.

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as much as I want Richards on this team, I can't envision a reason to do anything to drastic to change the dynamics of what we have going on here.

I don't see the immediate reason or need even with Cally's injury.

Stay the course

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12-16-2010, 10:59 PM
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Another top 4 d-man. A 2nd and a mid tier prospect could get us another d-man. Scoring has been fine, and that's with Gabby struggling.

Wait for UFA to try to get Richards.

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wait until the other teams play there games in hand on us, placing us at probably the 7th or 8th spot in the eastern conference, and realize we need to stay the course, keep our young players, and figure out how to bring in Richards in the offseason.

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12-16-2010, 11:01 PM
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This team is doing fine now, the team is going to be in desperate need of another scoring forward come playoff time. Richards would be great, depending on price. No, I don't expect them to take Rozsival, Christensen, and Gilroy (even though half of HFBoards Rangers fans apparently do) but it's also not worth giving up the farm for him.

Guys like Tanguay, J. Jokinen, Stillman, or Kovalev are possibilites.

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Keep winning

I say save the moves for the offseason, where I think Rozy will be moved.
Let this group keep growing together and take it from there

Tell you what, I want Rozy on Rangers next season. He's been a whipping boy for a while now but he's really stepped up this year. Our 3rd best D-man ... after Staal and Danny boy.

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Tell you what, I want Rozy on Rangers next season. He's been a whipping boy for a while now but he's really stepped up this year. Our 3rd best D-man ... after Staal and Danny boy.
Not really saying too much when the other candidates for 3rd best defenseman are a career bottom pairing defenseman (Eminger), a first year rookie, and a 20 year old player with 1 NHL season under his belt....

If we can find a better replacement for Rozsival for comparable or even less money, we should do it.

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I say don't fix what's not broken. Obviously we are not quite elite, but I like our identity and I think we can make some noise in the play offs. I'm scared the most minor of moves might affect us in a negative way.

If we do make a deal, don't be dumb and get another Sandis Bozolinsh.

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Well, first, we've played more games than most people in the NHL /reality

Second, I'd like to see Weise or Zuccarello brought up in place of Callahan. No use playing White <5 min per game. Let's see what a young body can do.

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Tell you what, I want Rozy on Rangers next season. He's been a whipping boy for a while now but he's really stepped up this year. Our 3rd best D-man ... after Staal and Danny boy.
I'd have no probs with him coming back but I think it's going to be a $$ game. With the raises due to our RFAs plus a bit of depth on D with the Pack IMO Sather will ler rozy go, bring in a cheaper D-man (or keep Eminger and bring up a rookie) and spent the dosh on a forward

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Well, first, we've played more games than most people in the NHL /reality

Second, I'd like to see Weise or Zuccarello brought up in place of Callahan. No use playing White <5 min per game. Let's see what a young body can do.
With Drury returning we don't really have a need to call up MZA or anyone else... Our top 3 lines are set and that's where Weise or MZA would play.....

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With Drury returning we don't really have a need to call up MZA or anyone else... Our top 3 lines are set and that's where Weise or MZA would play.....
But by the same token, is it time to start building towards next year where 1 of those players will most likely be with the team?

Yeah, they are playing well and could make some noise in the playoffs, but in reality I don't think even the rangers see themselves as legit cup contenders.


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Let's not get ahead of ourselves. We've played more games than anyone and we're a lot closer to a playoff bubble team than we are to a championship. Stay with the plan...things are going in the right direction, in a year or two we will have a chance to be legit.

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Stay the course. No big trades during the season.

Re-sign Dubinsky, Callahan, Anisimov, and Sauer long term.

Re-sign Boyle and Eminger short term.

Sign Kreider, Werek, and Hagelin to Pro contracts.

Trade Rozsival (somewhat reluctantly considering how well he's playing) on day one of the draft. Accumulate draft picks. Draft from our position (don't move up or down). This move is to acquire cap space.

Waive Redden, Boogaard, and Christensen and demote them to Hartford. Again, to acquire cap space.

Sign Brad Richards on July 1st. Approximately 5yrs/35mil 7mil cap hit.

Sign a cheap left-handed veteran defenseman to a 1yr deal.

Re-sign both Prospal(if he shows he can still contribute) and Fedotenko.

See if Gilroy wants to hang around as 7th defenseman, if not look for a couple more cheap veteran defensemen for camp-invites on try-outs. Let a big battle for 2 spots on D take its course (McDonagh, Valentenko, Kundratek, Gilroy?, vets).


Kreider. Richards. Gaborik
Dubinsky. Stepan. Callahan
Werek. Anisimov. Drury
Avery. Boyle. Prust

Fedotenko, Prospal

Staal. Girardi
Del Zotto. Sauer
*______. Eminger

Gilroy/vet

Lundqvist
Biron


*signed veteran LHD, or one of McDonagh(L)/Valentenko(L)/Kundratek(R)


Keep the core, keep the youth, keep the draft picks, keep building a winning selfless team-first culture.


That's what I'd do.

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Let's not get ahead of ourselves. We've played more games than anyone and we're a lot closer to a playoff bubble team than we are to a championship. Stay with the plan...things are going in the right direction, in a year or two we will have a chance to be legit.
I don't fully disagree (see above) but we are 2nd in the NHL in wins.

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Tell you what, I want Rozy on Rangers next season. He's been a whipping boy for a while now but he's really stepped up this year. Our 3rd best D-man ... after Staal and Danny boy.
x2

Rosi has been playing great hockey so far this season. But, I never was a supporter of him getting booed in the first place.

To reply to the original post, don't mess with the chilli's recipe when it tastes so good. You would be amazed at what adding a high profile player can do, we should all know all too well that the results are not always positive.

Stay the course.

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Sit back and enjoy it.

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The entire D corp has been fantastic as a whole unit.

Del Zotto has had his mishaps, but overall, this D corp has been rock solid.

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