He visited the other day and was shown the practice facility. I am sure they showed him around the most beautiful parts of Westchester where he and his family could live in a nice big house and be far enough away from the city, but close enough to be on a true contender.
It's truly the best of both worlds living in this area.
You're right. Look, I'm glad the deal for Nash was finally consumated.
I know we lost a couple of roster players in Dubi and Anni but you have to give to get. Dubi especially had a special place in everyone's heart; he along with Cally were our first true homegrown players with both guys being drafted in 2004.
Dubi's versatility and gritiness were big factors in the development of our team the past 6 yrs but the hand writing was on the wall after his poor season last year. Anisimov? I never got the sense that he was going to do whatever was necessary to take his game to the next level.
I wish both Dubi and Anni the best of luck but as I see it, we won this deal because Nash will make us a better and tougher team to play against!
I'm not that broken up about Dubi or AA departing. They were both inconsistent and neither were really legit top 6 forwards. I actually think Erixon is the bigger wild card in this deal. Many think he'll be a #2 dman while others think he tops out as a 4/5 guy. If he develops into the former this trade is a lot closer to a wash than a fleecing. Time will tell.
im actually excited to see how they do in Columbus. Dubinsky will be wearing an A soon enough and Arty might break out. It's a whole new ball game now, they got more weight to pull and will be interesting to see if they can shine for them.
Oh lord. Come on guys. How do we re-sign our RFAs next offseason then? This kind of thinking is what brought us dark days in the past.
Rangers need to stay away from Doan. Sign Stralman and Del Zotto, add a bottom pair defenseman, and hold on to the 7-8 mil in cap room left over until after the new CBA is finalized. A few guys might become available then. Otherwise save that money for extensions to Mcdonagh, Kreider and Stepan.
That's the summer cap. We have about $7ish MM for next season, but the cap will definitely go down.
That's what I thought. So after MDZ is re-signed we'll likely have ~5M left.
But I don't see the cap going down. Worst case it will be frozen for a couple years with the extra money going to the owners until the new revenue split is in place. I just don't see the NHL screwing with the big market teams because they spent to the max. Really don't see that happening.
I think that's generally athletic decline. Hockey seems to have some weird thing (at least recently) where the big goal scorers tend to score a lot when they're younger.
That said, there are obviously guys like Gaborik who continue to do well in their late 20's/early 30's
I expect Nash will be scoring between 30 and 40 goals for like 4 more years
Yeah, I'd expect him to produce on a 70+ point pace for the next 4 years or so. Maybe even 5 or 6 since he hasn't had much to play for lately and I think wasn't playing full out.
Then when he hits 32-ish, I think is when we need to worry. But I'm pretty confident he will last past then.
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