My favorite aspect of Clowe's game so far is his decision making with the puck on the half boards. Its increased the production of the PP tenfold and is really a skill that many of the players on this roster lack. He's really a much 'smarter' player than I had originally believed.
2011 was the only year I had readily available alcohol when the Rangers were bumped from the playoffs, a mistake I'll never make again
I don't want to derail the thread too much, but surely nothing hurt harder than the Sabres series in '07. **** you, Drury.
Anyways, I like what I've seen from Clowe so far. I'd be open to resigning him for the right contract, and you better believe that's NOT an 8 year deal!
Four years, $16mm has me thinking long and hard if I'm Sather. Don't know if that's something Clowe goes for though.
The next year was even worse when we got bounced by the Pens. I remember buying a 24 pack before the start of game one but I didn't plan on drinking. The Rangers scored a few in the second to go up 3-0 and I decided I'd drink a little bit. I proceeded to drink all 24 beers over the course of the next 1 1/2 hours. I've never drank like that. The Rangers lost the series, the Jagr era ended, and Sean Avery ended up in the hospital.
As far as Clowe goes, we might be pot committed after the trade.
Rangers have to be careful when it comes to re-signing Clowe. His offense has steadily declined since his career year in 2010-11. I like what he brings to the locker room but his lack of speed is a bit concerning, especially considering the Rangers aren't the most mobile team as it is. A multi-year deal with a cap hit of of around $4 million could very well end up being a bad contract if he doesn't bounce back offensively.