I for one do not see the interest that SOME Ranger fans have in jettisoning off Prucha. He is a 25-30 goal scorer, plays hard, does not shy away from contact and has expressed his desire to play for the Rangers even if it means it may mean taking less money. Granted he may never be a superstar but he is a good young player with a great attitude and those would are always welcome on a team I root for.
I wouldn't trade pitkanen for anyone other than Jagr on the rangers.
Throwing in a salary dump and a first?
I doubt you guys have anything we want. We're mostly looking for guys who can help us win now. You're mostly stocked with young players most of whom you want to keep.
It seems like the original proposal was based around the idea that we're up against the cap, but from what i've been reading from various sources we have around $12-13 Million to re-sign our guys and that seems more than enough considering we have 4 RFA (Henrik, Avery, Hossa, and Prucha) and 1 UFA (Shanahan) who seems genuine about staying. That's 5, 2, 1, 1, and 4 Million respectively. That's exactly 13 Million. Keep in mind in some cases I rounded up. Prucha was looking for less than 1 mill.