I'd be unhappy to see Boyle leave. He does so much good out there, lots of the small details that get overlooked because he doesn't score lots of goals. He's a reliable guy that can play in any situation. Every coach in this league would want a guy like that. And he's pretty good faceoff guy too. It would be very hard to replace a guy like that. I'm not assuming he's a goner though. I think we'll find a way to re-sign him.
We had a hard time replacing the players we lost in 2012. Hopefully the organization has learned its lesson and won't be relying on players like Pyatt and Powe to fill the void in the bottom 6 if Boyle is a goner.
Staal wants a new contract but ends the thought by saying "if not, it's not the end of the world"...
All these other guys around him talking about their desire to stay with the Rangers. At the end of the day it's all words and they're saying all the right things... but reading that Staal said that makes me believe he's ok with moving on from the club, as well.
Seems like the boat is sailing on him, too.
Staal wants to be a top pairing Dman. McD came in and overshadowed him. He should be moved as soon as possible so that they can get something for him to help with a push next season.
Just have to get creative. Even if it means trading others after guys are re-signed. Over pay if you have to, we cannot lose any assets for nothing considering we are in a 3 year period of no first round picks.
Overpay Boyle, can always move him 2 years down the line. Pay Stralman and move Klein. We cannot let guys leave for nothing. We have to stop losing assets.