Peca better be closer to 1 mill if we go that route. Whats the point of losing Cullen to sign Peca for 2 mill, very small relief there.
I'm upset mainly because of too much change over.
1 yr at 1 million less would be the reason as opposed to being tied in for 3 more at 2.9, not to mention in a 3rd line role a healthy Peca may be a better fit for a team lacking sandpaper and one that is trying to make a run this year.
It takes time to get a team to become syncronized, especially for centers.
We are supposed to make a cup run with 3 new centers? I really doubt thats possible.
Gomez, Drury, Betts and Avery. This tells me there gonna keep the avery Callahan line intact. What has Cullen done for this team besides miss the net? He sucks if we get Peca then this team upgrades even more.
i still think immo will be invited to camp and prove he deserves the 3rd line role.
that being said, unless ani wows me, he should be in the ahl
Immonen is possibly the worst option of our avilable prospects for 3rd line center. if anything he is more of an offensive center but with not enough upside to bump Gomez or Drury. i expect him to moved eventually.
Its very possible....if you have the right centers.
Sure I would have preferred Cullen over Peca, but in reality Peca is still a veteran with great leadership skills. And maybe he can even chip in offensively, who knows.
But again look at what could be the 3 centers: Gomez-Drury-Peca down the middle. Two of which have one stanley cups. All 3 have great leadership qualities.
Sure I dont like that weve made so many moves but at least theyre good ones.
you act as if we have peca signed. this is NOT a good move right this minute. if Slats turns this into an upgrade somehow, then I'm all for it. right now though, our team is significantly worse and has an only marginal better salary cap situation.
This is not a surprise if you read Rutherford's quote in Saturday's Raliegh News & Observer.Cullen was the guy he wanted and picked $8.15 million of Cullen contract if you subtract $475,000 owed to Hutchinson this season
The Rangers need flexibilty and having a $3 million 3rd line center is too much
What, did you expect them to give up Andrew Ladd? A first rounder? It's a pretty decent return for a 3rd liner making too much money and the Rangers being in a position where other teams knew they wanted to move him
Slats better go out and make the Peca pickup today for approx. $1Mil./1Yr. I don't feel comfortable with Dubi or Ansimov playing on the 3rd line for a team that should compete for the Cup. I certainly don't feel comfortable playing Avery at center, as he is much more effective playing the wing.
But let's be honest, he was a hard-worker, fast as hell and a good penalty killer, but he did have hands of stone.
In terms of penalty killers, we still have Avery, Hossa (both need to sign), Betts, Callahan, Drury and whoever takes that third line center spot, whether it be Peca, Dubinsky or anybody else, they need to be a penalty killer as well. This is not even including Shanny as I don't want him taking that icetime anymore. That is plenty, not only is it enough, but it looks like a pretty good penalty kill IMO.
I think Hutchinson may be a move to waive down to the AHL, so we are just dumping Cullen's salary and opening a spot for a kid Sather thinks is ready to step into the big club (I hope at least). But if not a one-year cheap contract for Peca looks pretty good IMO
Hands of Stone....just like Orts. Great heart, hustle but could not find the net.
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man