What did Staal, Girardi, etc look like at age 20? And still he had a decent year logging 20-25 minutes.
That's what I see. A huge player making a good NHL team right out of his draft year--has good wheels--looks solid in his own end. Not the usual for a defenseman to do this and he was looking pretty good in the playoffs--to me anyway. Staal went back to juniors for two years after he was drafted.
How bout we scroll down to settings and turn off computer veto trades.
THIS ISNT A VIDEO GAME
GROW UP WITH THESE REDIC PROPOSALS.
WITH ALL YOUR IMAGINATION YOU MANAGED TO MAKE BLOCKBUSTER DEALS THAT RESULT IN THE RANGERS HAVING A LINE WITH DRURY/WEISE ON IT. THIS IS LITERALLY THE WORST THREAD IVE EVER VIEWED AND IM ASHAMED TO HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO HEAR OUT THAT PROPOSAL.
IDEA: HOW ABOUT MZA AND MDZ FOR OVIE
REASON: MZA IS LIKE ST LOUIS AND MDZ GOT SENT BACK TO THE MINORS BUT SHOWED POTENTIAL OF BEING GOOD. OVIE IS TOO EXPENSIVE.
Every time someone suggests a trade, their proposal is that we trade many good or ok players for great players. Make a similar offer in reverse to these very same folks and they would laugh in your face. Funny that they never see it clearly from both sides.
If opportunity drops a prize F in our lap, great.
However, I think there might be more opportunity in attempting to land Victor Hedman (at cost of not much more than MDZ) and Doughty, which would be a massive overpayment, but one I think is long term beneficial. If Doughty is RFA --- as I recall --- would want to negotiate a contract with him first.
We get younger, improve our power play to extent it is a difference maker.
TB and LA get enough in assets to make it worth their while. I assume LA will translate extra cap into other non cap assets (i.e., Kudratek = 2nd round pick, etc., or they keep him and dump deadwood instead).
Here's my thought:
Now that we have Erixon,
1) MDZ, Christian Thomas + MZA
to TB for Victor Hedman
Then, part of the Wolski to LA picture is:
2) Fs Gaborik, Stepan, and Wolski;
Ds Ilkka Heikkinen and Kundratek;
and one netminder not named Lundqvist plus the #15 overall pick
to LA for Doughty
Deal 1. Saves TB $$; possible replacement for St. Louis; , MD who once played with Stamkos, not bad substitute for Hedman. Rangers probably best return for MDZ, upgrade.
Stepan is a solid block
Gaborik a bonafide sniper, gamble is he returns to form after healed shoulder separation and mild concussion, and still got like 20+ goals in like half a season
Girardi is best shot blocking D in league and a solid defensive G
Wolski of interest to LA in another thread; if a bust buyout for cap space is reasonable
Heikkinen is Finnish import, rushing D might be stopgap option, competes w/short term contract
Kundratek a bonafide 2nd prospect value
another G to develop or trade can’t hurt.
+ a mid first rounder
Again, Rangers upgrade.
LW C RW
Dubinsky Anisimov Callahan
Grachev Boyle Prust
Hagelin Lindberg Tommy Grant
Fedotenko Drury Wiese
reserves: maybe Gilroy, Jason Wilson, Fasth
possibly dump Christensen, Avery, Prospal (would keep but his knees are going)
reserves: Emminger, V. Tank, Pashnin, Parlett
G:s Lundqvist, Biron
Please don't hesitate to qualify your opinions with why you think value is good/bad, we are paying too much/little, etc.
Thanks in advance...
So you piss away Thomas, MDZ, 2 2nds, MZA and Horak just to build our 3rd pair? Erixon has upside and will likely reach our 2nd or top pairing and I udnerstand you put Doughty in the way but then that means you don't piss away prospects you would give away one of Sauer or McD and keep CT otherwise it's a waste of potential prospects to fill a spot that is not worth filling.
You put thought into it but looking at it from that angle it's attrocious. As far as the Doughty trade did you trade Girardi too because you left him out of your lineup but didn't include him in the trade. If Girardi and gabs go plus our 15th we keep Stepan. we are desperate for forwards giving away one of our top F prospects plus our best scoring forward is a bad move for a D man. You give away Kreider before Stepan imo anyway. if you give gabs, any D man not named Staal, Wolski and a 1st that's as far as I think we should go maybe a 2nd or something and a mid level prospect. For Doughty but the Hedman trade is terrible.
Some combo of MDZ, CT, MZA or kreider needs to net a top 3 wing otherwise we crap all over our farm system.
This is like a bad video game line-up. Than in the video game you can pick up some free agents and make trades for forwards lol. Anyway both are great D man but they are not for sale for the Rangers and not for most teams. Anyway we already are much deeper on D than forwards if anything look at dealing the other way D for forwards.