this season, he'd have some value, but value is relative - you're talking about a 4th rounder or so in value, not a serviceable player. At this point, the Rangers may be lucky to get that. Amazing how the Rangers were able to wipe out any value created from his last season with the 'Canes.
it's not just the rangers though. weekes did it to himself as well. he came in as the starter only because other teams weren't serious about him as a starter. he lost his job to hank, and ever since then he's been either up or down with no gray area.
i'm sure you're implying though that it's an amazing coincidence how it happened to be the rangers who witnessed it firsthand, which i understand.
I don't know which teams have options for goalies that are more fresh than Weekes.
Don't forget the Rangers signed Kevin Weekes before the lockout to a 1 year/$1.375 million after Carolina decided to not give Weekes a QO.His value hasn't really been hurt because it was never really that high to begin with.The other back up types which could move are Patrick Lalime or Brian Boucher.Robert Esche is hurt again
Aaron Ward to San Jose?The Sharks have the Devils first round pick and the Canes second round pick plus their own picks in those two rounds.Marcel Goc and Josh Gorges
Ward to Nashville?Ryan Parent is a wet dream.Cody Franson.Kevin Klein.David Poile traded a #1 to the Caps for Brendan Witt last year only to see Witt leave.Ward would be around for another season-$2.75 million
I do think that Lundqvist won the starting job more than Weekes lost it last season, and it took a while for Renney to realize it. Weekes was a better starter than backup - he had been used to 50-70 starts a season the prior few seasons and didn't adjust well initially. I think he started to play better, but when you play one every few week(e)s, you get real cold, like he has this season. Never been a fan of the way in which Renney uses his goalies.
I am all for trading Jagr. It would be stupid not to considering you know a team is going to be interested. Jagr serves the Rangers no purpose if they fail to make the playoffs and whatever he could bring back could sure be used in the future.
After that trade Nylander, Malik, Hall, and A.Ward.
Thing is, if you trade all those guys then you trade Shanahan too. If you deal all of them off, you're telling the world that you're surrendering inthe short term (for at least a couple of years). Would Shanahan have any interest in signing on with a rebuilding team? I doubt it. So if Jagr, Nylander, and Ward go, Shanny pretty much has to go too - unless you're content to see him walk away for nothing.
Originally Posted by Radek27
What teams could afford JJ both contract wise and player wise though?
Jagr's pretty cheap and if you're willing to take back, say, $2.5M in salary in the deal, he gets within the range of most of the teams that would want him.
please, jagr is only 4.5 covered by the rangers. we won't have to take back any salary.
That depends on the cap room of the buyer. Some simply can't fit $4.5 under their cap. If I can drive a bidding war by making it possible for more teams to join the fray, I'm doing it. Also, if a contending team is willing to give me an extra 2nd rounder to take some of their salary, I'm in.