I'm glad Phaneuf i s getting love on this thread. Peopel don't realize that he's right behind crosby and ovechkin as the future of this league. Hes a Beast
No denying that. I love him, I'm just super hesitant to give away four first rounders for any one player. Trading prospects is another story, since right now we have so many. It might not make sense to anyone, but it's just how I feel .
Exaclty, they don't want Motoya. The Rangers would have to include Staal and at least one of Tyutin, Callahan and Prucha. The Flame would need to get at least one NHL player back.
Try Prucha, Staal, Cherepanov and picks.
That's pretty fair, although I probably wouldn't do it. I'd much rather take the risk and see what Staal amounts to. Also, we need Cherepanov to fill in the first two lines next year as the aging vets start retiring.
No player short of Sidney Crosby or Alexander Ovechkin is worth the four first round picks. Additionally, I don't think we're going to have the cap space to sign Phaneuf to a massive offer sheet while at the same time retaining our own younger players (Prucha, Tyutin, etc..).
I'd love to have Phaneuf, but I don't see us bringing in another big name player until Jagr and Straka are done.
With the Ranger depth in the minors, it might not be a bad move, if you believe Phaneuf has the ability to be a future Pronger. It's a lot easier to draft good forwards with 2nd and 3rd rounders then it is defenseman. Now, I must admit, I don't get to see him play much, so I'm just going on what they say and write about him as a player. And the Rangers have no problem signing UFA's, so that's another route they can take due to losing 4 first rounders.
^he's as good as pronger right now. I'd give away 4 first rounders in a heartbeat. We have depth and can afford it. Plus imagien a d conssiting of THE DION, Staal, Girardi, Toots, Sauer and Sanger.......in front of Henrik. You could put tie domi on the first lien and still win.