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10-15-2011, 11:29 AM
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This organization has generally been pretty good about when they release their older players. we dropped Rucchin, Straka, Nylander, Shanahan, all roughly around the exact right time. Only debates would be on Jagr and Rucinsky.

We'll see about Prospal. I'd like to have him instead of Wolski, but maybe 50 games in his legs will give out.

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10-15-2011, 05:32 PM
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Only debates would be on Jagr and Rucinsky.
Probably Drury also (let go too late).

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10-15-2011, 08:43 PM
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Old legs but known talent/chemistry as opposed to young legs unknown talent/chemistry this should have neen a no brainer..

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10-15-2011, 11:31 PM
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Another goal tonight for Vinnie

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10-16-2011, 11:52 AM
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It wasn't a wraparound though....

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10-16-2011, 06:01 PM
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the jackets have a worst record than us right now FWIW.

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10-16-2011, 06:38 PM
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the jackets have a worst record than us right now FWIW.
True but how does that possibly relate to prospal? He, if anything, has been improving their chance to win every game.

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10-16-2011, 06:45 PM
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One could ask whether he'd be scoring more if the Jackets had a better record.

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10-16-2011, 07:02 PM
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the jackets have a worst record than us right now FWIW.
That doesn't mean anything really. If they're doing so bad WITH a PPG player in Vinny, think how bad they'd be without him.

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10-18-2011, 01:55 PM
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I love Vinny as much as the next guy but the Rangers medical staff where in the know about his injury woes a lot more than any other organization and to this point it's been a short season. Talk to me in February.

With the forward depth, would I have rather had VP at 1.4 than Feds, yeah probably, but maybe this was a mutual decision and Vinny wanted to seek out other clubs where maybe he could cash in a bit more and maybe he gave up his spot so Feds could stick around, knowing the club could only sign one. We don't really know.

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10-21-2011, 09:14 AM
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10-21-2011, 10:00 AM
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With what he said, you can tell why hes a Torts guy lol! I miss Vinny (even tho I think it was the right move to let him go)

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11-23-2011, 09:28 AM
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Vinny Prospal

There are some that think that the ship has sailed with Prospal here in NY and I can see and appreciate that line of thinking.

However, if we are looking to increase scoring and maintain depth on the roster, I think he could be viable option.

It looks like his knee is healthy, and the fact that he can play both C and LW would be an added benefit.

Finally, the cost of acquiring him would not be that great and he has a resume that says he plays well in NY.

While I like Avery, I would have no issues putting him in the minors to make room salary wise to fit Prospal.

This is all without mentioning the potential of playing with Richards (who he played with in TB I believe) and the fact that he has good chemistry with Gabby)

Thoughts?

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11-23-2011, 09:32 AM
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This team as a whole is fairly slow as is . If looking for LW depth going for an injured fading player chemistry or not is not a good move going forward .

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11-23-2011, 09:33 AM
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Gabby for Jagr

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11-23-2011, 10:03 AM
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With all due respect to everyone, whomever wanted the guy gone during the off-season deserves to be slapped. We let go the ONE guy who's career is based on working his ass off and being enthusiastic about it.

I'd love to get him back trade deadline or otherwise.

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11-23-2011, 10:09 AM
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This team as a whole is fairly slow as is . If looking for LW depth going for an injured fading player chemistry or not is not a good move going forward .
The numbers speak for themselves... Whether he's scoring them or not, he causes goals. And the guy's attitude is everything you could hope for.


I'd love Vinny coming back at the trade deadline. He'd fit right in immediately and there would be ZERO time needed to get used to everything. Everyone loves the guy, Torts included. You need guys like him that completely buy into the coach and the entire team mentality.

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11-23-2011, 10:44 AM
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Thanks for the merge.

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11-23-2011, 12:07 PM
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Thanks for the merge.
Sather did trade for Rucinsky a few times so I can Sather making a deal for Prospal.


I can see something like Prospal and Brassard for Wolski and player like Zuccarello...

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11-23-2011, 12:49 PM
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I'd be concerned about Prospal's ability as the season moves along... basically concerned about his ability to perform in the playoffs. Yeah, yeah, he was instrumental down the stretch last year. However, not only was his body fully rested when he came back, but he still only put up 1 point (a goal) in our playoff series. I had my doubts then, and I have my doubts now, about whether or not Prospal is really capable of playing playoff hockey.

The only reason why you bring a forward in, at this point, is to give you the ability to create a 3rd line that can provide some offense. So no to trading Wolski for him, as that move would be lateral for us. I'd give a 3rd round pick for Prospal and that's about it.

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11-23-2011, 02:09 PM
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Is there a more likable guy in the league? Busts his ass, plays with fire, and continues to contribute no matter how old he gets. What a player.

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11-23-2011, 02:58 PM
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Is there a more likable guy in the league? Busts his ass, plays with fire, and continues to contribute no matter how old he gets. What a player.
Agreed. I've really learned to respect and like Vinny in his short stint here. Would've loved to keep him.

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11-23-2011, 03:02 PM
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Prospal, ray Whitney are the types of veteran playmakers we should be looking to add at the deadline if we continue to play at a high level. No major moves this year, IMO.

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11-23-2011, 03:44 PM
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Dude has 18 points in 20 games.

Does appear like we made a mistake in letting him go.

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11-23-2011, 04:23 PM
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They made a big mistake. He has value now. Sather isn't going to admit that mistake and trade assets.

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