Neil : Very effective but the guy is old as dirt. Guys like him are tough to come by, however getting them later in thier careers just wouldn't be a smart move. Guy has played the same style for a long time, but wear and tear will undoubtedly effect him. How many years left in the tank? Pass
Spezza : Bonafide top line center and truly gifted. But, Rangers have a guy named Richards already and a american kid named Stepan that is being groomed into the system quite nicely. Pass
Gonchar : Too old
Turris : Too soft Kenopka : Already got Rupper and Prust, no need
Michlek : Too inconsistent
Alfredsson : Too Old, but on a one year rental could be fun. Fellow countrymen already here. However...Cap hit, age = pass
Gotta go with Nick Foligno at the end of the day. 6'0 but plays like he's 6'4. Thought he was one of the Sens best players this series.
I thought Gonchar was pretty scary on the powerplay at the point.
in the offensive zone he was excellent, but his defensive play was beyond atrocious. he was the worst defenseman in his own end of the rink in any playoff series...thats including some pretty awful D by the Penguins.
Cap hits and all factored in, I'd take any one of Konopka, Smith, or Foligno for our bottom 6. All played great this series. I truly hope Slats goes after Konopka hard this offseason.
Silfverberg wouldn't bee too shabby either.
As for Neil, he can go **** himself. For the people that say "He's their Avery" or "You would love him if he were here" are wrong. I don't like dirty players, period. Avery started ****, but he wasn't throwing elbows around and doling out concussions.
if cap is not a concern, Spezza. Simply their best player.
after than you have to consider Michalek. we could use the secondary scoring. Neil is a great player as well but with scoring as our problem and Brandon Prust filling essentially the same role, isn't he redundant? I would not mind having him but if you are getting a pick of the litter, why the hell would you take him over a legit 1st line center or top line scorer (35 goals, people!)?
I wonder why Stone was scratched. He looked pretty good to me in Game 5. But then they out Silfverberg in his place, who I didn't see as much from.
Sens fan here, I think its cause he was the league and playoff MVP in the Swedish Elite league. I think they put him in too soon (he had just gotten into North America Sunday or Monday), but who knows.
Do not want anybody not named Karlsson. All others would be redundant to what we've got since OTT is a poor man's NYR. Neil is better than Prust, but not to warrant replacement. The rest are less than their Rangers counterparts. Karlsson is better than his counterpart McD, but they are comparable now and will be more similar as McD continues to progress. So I don't want even Karlsson. WAS is a different story, but the question was about OTT.
Sens fan here. I feel the need to point out that McD is older than Karlsson... the bolded part assumes that Karlsson, at 21, is done developing. No.
Also, if I were a NY fan, to pick anyone from the Sens that wasn't Karlsson, I would say that New York could probably get a lot of use out of Smith, Neil or Konopka, mostly for Smith and especially Konopka being good at face oofs, and Neil just being Chris ****ing Neil.
But you guys need offense, that much is obvious. Silfverberg.
Hands down Nick Foligno. He would be perfect for us on the 3rd line with his combination of size, grit and skill. His production has steadily improved every year he's been in the league(15 g, 32 a for 47 pts this past season).
Too bad we can't talk Ottawa into taking Dubi or Anni off our hands for him.