The thing is with new coaches is that sometimes it doesn't matter who it is. Maybe a team just grows tired of their coach and stops trying. Maybe it's the same thing over and over and they just quit listening or taking direction. A new coach brings in something fresh and with a fresh start the ears start to perk up again and all of a sudden there might be hope that the team can win again. I'm not saying that's the case here, but maybe just any new coach with some fresh ideas can get these guys to start listening and trying a little harder. That's all this team needs right now, because the elements are there to win, the drive is missing.
Might as well put him on waivers. Doubt he'll fetch anything the way he's been playing lately. Man, did you see him come out a whole foot farther than he usually does on shoot outs? What an underachieving scrub.
I love Nash, but they put so much stock in that trade putting us over the top.
One problem. Our depth (all four lines last year) was a massive reason for our success last year. The entire team was going.
Trading for Nash turns this team back into a two line top six heavy team.
We shouldve just traded for another 20-25 goal scorer or used the same roster and had Kreider for the year.
Now we're a step back because of no depth and scrambling to get it back.
Management missed the boat on this completely.
In the Nash trade we gave up TWO assets. last I looked, we still have cap room.. Prust could be here still. same with Mitchell, Feds etc. The Nash trade isn't the reason we have no depth. The reason we have no depth is because the Rangers thought they could move on without them.
Picking Stepan to go #3 isn't exactly a hard choice to make.
Hagelin, Kreider, and Gaborik ALL should have had chances to go before Richards, who has PROVEN he is no longer a viable shootout option. He is 1/11 in the shootouts as a Ranger.
Yeah Gabby has just been a world beater in shootouts. And Kreider and Hags with their combined zero shootout goals were the obvious choices too. If we went with any of them it was a lock we win. :h elp:
Serious. It's obivous this team isn't going anywhere with Dumb and Dumber behind the bench, so improving the team by trading for a star just extends the reign of error. If the team had another decent center like Anisimov, they could do something about Richards. Erixon is a far better option than the gong show crew that have held down the #6D spot this year. And the Rangers have given up what is certainly a chance for the 1st overall and will likely be a top ten pick.
I absolutely love Duby and Arty but no way in Hell would I take them back and lose Nash. This teams problem is not losing Dubinsky and Anisimov.