"Of course giving Sather cap space is like giving teenagers whiskey and car keys." - SBOB "Watching Sather build a team is like watching a blind man with no fingers trying to put together an elaborate puzzle." - Shadowtron
"Used to be only Twinkies and cockroaches could survive a nuke. I'd add Habs to that. I'm convinced the CH stands for Club du Hypocrisy." - Gee Wally
On the Core “we have a very young hockey club and Brandon and Artie were part of that, but this strengthens our hockey club. With Kreider coming along we think we will be fine.”
“If you look at the money traded in this deal, we come out on the upside. Artie has one year left on his deal and was going to get a big raise. The money is a wash and as far as the CBA is concerned, we don’t have any idea where it will go. We still have to operate under the current rules.
Why was keeping this group of young players important “Most of these guys have grown up together, have good chemistry and get along. Nash doesn’t break up the core and he is basically the same age as everyone else. We have kids coming up and this kind of quality hockey player doesn’t come along all the time.
“I was very excited. Looking forward to this opportunity and helping what I think is already pretty special what they have going on with the Rangers.”
“It was a tough time, a tough period of five months. The good thing is it’s over and I can look forward to next year.”
“I think they already are one of the top teams in the league and the players they have there is pretty impressive right from the goaltender and the defense and right on up. I’m proud to be part of the organizaiton and the whole city.”
“Initially I went in with Scott Howson and trying to get a gameplan … was told there was going to be a rebuild. I’ve been here nine years and felt I could be a main piece of a rebuild for them …. i could help them rebuild and help my career … I thought the Rangers were perfect. I think it was a great fit for my style.”
I watched Dubi and Artie grow up on this team, loved their time here, but Rick Nash is ******* Rick Nash, he is going to make the Garden go nuts. Can't wait to see him pummel the Isles and Shea Webs 12 times a year. Oh yeah, and run it up on those old guys across the river!