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01-24-2006, 07:39 PM
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Taffe traded for Sonnenberg...

...another former Penguin. I don't really like this one, even though it won't really have much of an impact at all. I thought Sather was committed to stacking Hartford with young, skilled prospects. This, to me is a step back.

Are we thin at wing, or just heavy at center ice, for us to trade a big center who's 25 for a 28-year-old winger?

Sather was on a pretty nice roll, but this one is pretty much a waste. Sonnenberg is a big winger, while Taffe was a big center 3 years younger. If you are going to trade an underachieving NHL'er like Lundmark, you should get at least get a draft pick or something, instead of wheeling Taffe back to Phoenix for a bigger scrub.

Same thing with Umberger and Balej....If you are going to trade talents like Alexei Kovalev and Martin Rucinsky, at least give what you received a shot. So far Federov hasn't really produced, while Lundmark, Umberger and Balej in the minors are having solid seasons.

I saw Lundmark last night in their loss to Dallas, and you can see how much more confident he is playing, but I still think he needed to get out of NY.

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You should change you name to "IOnlyPostCriticismsofSather". This trade is meaningless.

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Meaningless, indeed.

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You should change you name to "IOnlyPostCriticismsofSather". This trade is meaningless.

Read the first sentence. I know it's meaningless. And I gave Sather credit for the trades he made. Unless "Sather was on a pretty nice roll" in your language means something else.


I am just wondering what his rationale behind the trade was.

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this trade sucks because the trade made before it.
so basically the Rangers traded former top prospect Lundmark for career minor leaguer Sonnenberg? So we got even ess for Jamie then we figured originally


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...another former Penguin. I don't really like this one, even though it won't really have much of an impact at all. I thought Sather was committed to stacking Hartford with young, skilled prospects. This, to me is a step back.

Are we thin at wing, or just heavy at center ice, for us to trade a big center who's 25 for a 28-year-old winger?

Sather was on a pretty nice roll, but this one is pretty much a waste. Sonnenberg is a big winger, while Taffe was a big center 3 years younger. If you are going to trade an underachieving NHL'er like Lundmark, you should get at least get a draft pick or something, instead of wheeling Taffe back to Phoenix for a bigger scrub.

Same thing with Umberger and Balej....If you are going to trade talents like Alexei Kovalev and Martin Rucinsky, at least give what you received a shot. So far Federov hasn't really produced, while Lundmark, Umberger and Balej in the minors are having solid seasons.

I saw Lundmark last night in their loss to Dallas, and you can see how much more confident he is playing, but I still think he needed to get out of NY.

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sorry about that boys...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2304880

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I did hear we would be trading a "B" prospect. Although he's more like a "C".

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I did hear we would be trading a "B" prospect. Although he's more like a "C".

its like trading Lundmark for Derek Armstrong or Brad Smyth.

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I did hear we would be trading a "B" prospect. Although he's more like a "C".

He's more like a D or F. Taffe never had a future with the Pack or the Rangers IMO.

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Taffe sucked. IMO, you want as few lazy, underachieving malcontents in your organization as possible. Sometimes less is more. In this case, less Taffe equals more, no matter who you get back.

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This is a salary dump. BTW -- Lundmark was invisible tonight in Minnesota.

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01-24-2006, 11:17 PM
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Could have gotten something better for Taffe. Maybe an enforcer who is better than Orr.

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It just pains me that we gave up Lundmark for zilch.

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01-24-2006, 11:38 PM
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its like trading Lundmark for Derek Armstrong or Brad Smyth.
I wish the Rangers could've traded Lundmark for Armstrong. Incase you didn't notice.. Armstrong has become a very good 3rd line player.

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Could have gotten something better for Taffe
How do you know?

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It just pains me that we gave up Lundmark for zilch.
Well it makes sense considering Lundmark is zilch.


This trade is barely news.. Don't know what to think and I really don't care.

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01-24-2006, 11:57 PM
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This is a salary dump. BTW -- Lundmark was invisible tonight in Minnesota.
One small difference between Lundmark and Taffe: Lundmark is on the NHL roster and playing regularly, while Taffe couldn't even light up the AHL with decent numbers.

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01-25-2006, 12:02 AM
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The clock is ticking for Taffe. I would say the UHL is going to be a place where he hangs his hat for a long time as soon as they run out of patience in the AHL.

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01-25-2006, 12:21 AM
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Nothing for nothing. As was Lundmark for Taffe.

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anyone got any info on Sonnenberg? Edge? I know he's nothing to get excited about, but is there anything of value this guy brings to the table?

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This is a salary dump. BTW -- Lundmark was invisible tonight in Minnesota.
yeah well its hard to be visible when youre not playing cuz of a groin injury now isnt it?

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Could have gotten something better for Taffe. Maybe an enforcer who is better than Orr.
As enforcer's go, Orr ain't too shabby. Getting someone better would have meant getting value and Taffe has no value. I could see you saying we could have maybe got someone better for Lundmark, but even that is a stretch. Basically we are discussing players who don't merit very much discussion. I'm just glad the whole Lundmark thing is finally and fully over. I put it down as a complete loss

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yeah well its hard to be visible when youre not playing cuz of a groin injury now isnt it?
Not to crap on Lundmark(too many others doing it) or you for that matter, but this is one guy who gets loyalty for basically having done nothing in his career. I'm not saying your wrong and that he is not hurt, I just fine it interesting.

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01-25-2006, 07:05 AM
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This is a salary dump. BTW -- Lundmark was invisible tonight in Minnesota.
That could be because he didn't play. He's got a groin injury and now that LeClerc is back they sat him since they had back to back games. That and he didn't play well in Dallas the night before.

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Not to crap on Lundmark(too many others doing it) or you for that matter, but this is one guy who gets loyalty for basically having done nothing in his career. I'm not saying your wrong and that he is not hurt, I just fine it interesting.
Did I come out singing his praises? Excuse me for pointing out a fact that he was not even on the ice! Christ let's crucify the player even when he's injured...and he has not been a bad player for Phoenix I follow them a lot more than I've followed New York, he was especially key in their game against Toronto recently, the announcers had a serious hard on for his faceoff ability that clearly New York never discovered

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I was sort of wondering why you got jumped on too Sudbury.

As for Sonnenberg, he just turned 28, and only has 17 points in 41 games for San Antonio. No real upgrade from Taffe to me... Only difference is Taffe is engaged to Gretzky's niece.

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