If Clowe can garner 2-3 2nd round picks, and 41 year old Jagr can garner a 2nd round pick + prospects, and Roy can garner a 1st round pick, then you better believe a 40 goal scorer will pull in a 1st round pick +.
He is not a 40 goal scorer this year. He's injured and injured again over the years, not exactly a spring chickens body. Making more money than any of those guys you listed.
Like I said, I think its possible, but its no slam dunk, without having to take back salary.
His past performance is indicative of his future potential performance. Just because he isn't playing great right now doesn't mean he can't turn it around: his past stats show evidence that he can be a productive offensive player.
Well, we would have thought the same thing of Dubinsky, and he has 1 goal this season.
The same applies to Gomez. He was a 70-point player, then 30, then not in the NHL.
When some players production dips, they don't rebound. And I'm not saying it won't for Dubinsky, because he is still young, but it's not like Gomez was old when he fell off the face of the earth. Or even Drury or Redden for that matter.
He's lost a step this year, but never speedy to begin with. Still solid along the boards and a very good scrapper. Tough as nails but his playing style has resulted in being unable to stay consistently in the lineup. Will always stand up for a teammate but sometimes makes questionable hockey decisions. Word was his slow start was attributed to his assistant coach stint with the SF Bulls during the lockout and his not playing as a result. If his hands haven't completely left him he should be good for as many goals as Prust provided.
Thanks a lot, man. If he can provide a mix of what Prust and Dubi brought, I'd be pretty happy. I contend that we miss those guys the most, and one player doing both (Prust's toughness with Dubi's 40+ points)? I'm cool with that.
You're welcome. Just give him a chance to show what he can do and I'm sure you guys won't be disappointed.
In 28 games, in a shortened season where he had a shoulder injury. Small sample size. I'm more keen on using the 4 season sample size over the 2 month one.
So we're going to sign Clowe to a 5-year deal so we can have a bigger sample size? We're dealing with ~10 games left in a season, I'm going to look at the here-and-now over what he was capable of 5 years ago on a much more offensively-minded team. No one outside of Ranger staff has any clue what they're up to, but it has to be something bigger than just this.
All I've seen is how much he's fallen out of favor with SJS and their fans for a while now. Comparing that to what he was capable of and how he played, compounded by injuries, age, loss of speed, and lack of production, it's not going to bode well for his inevitably short stint in NY.
guy relax with the draft picks nonsence this is the NHL not NFL who cares about the stupid draft picks my goodness everyone is so greedy with them. Common go back and check how many of the draft picks we have made are in the NHL. This guy is exactly what we need he is like Prust but much better hockey player. Last year everyone was in love with the guy and now we are going to cry over a few draft picks. We have Hartnell, Lucic etc running around pushing our dman around like a bunch of sissies. CLowe is a legit power forward and exactly what this team needs. Stop with the draft picks please