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02-07-2008, 10:18 PM
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The biggest mistake of the year in the NHL

This year's biggest mistake in the NHL goes to the New York Rangers. Another team has benefitted unbelievably from this and it has led to the poor decisions made by the Rangers this year


Letting Don Maloney go to PHX, i was ecstatic as a Coyotes fan but as a Rangers fan, i was worried. He was making the biggest decisions for the Rangers and was really leading the charge of the youth movement and drafting. Maloney leaves and the team goes back to the way it was (sort of) signing big name FAs in the hopes they would click with some old vets while letting the youth waste away in the AHL or lower leagues.

If Sather learned anything (which he hasnt) he should dump the vets and go back to what the Rangers were doing coming out of the lockout. There are some great young players in the AHL with other prospects outside of it. Trade the older guys for young players and let Gomez and Drury be the center of this team. By signing them, the Rangers said they were going in a new direction from Jagr and the commie regime.

What would Donny do? Go young with a few vets sprinkled in...look what its done for PHX


just a suggestion since this team will not make a rebound like last year....not after the way they have played the last 2 games

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which vets will you get rid of and which will you keep? there are only 3 old guys on the roster (jagr, shanahan, straka)

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02-07-2008, 10:58 PM
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which vets will you get rid of and which will you keep? there are only 3 old guys on the roster (jagr, shanahan, straka)
heres the list:

jagr
straka
shanahan
mara
malik
avery(possibly)
rozsival(possibly)
montoya

and i wouldnt accept anything less than 3-4 first rounders plus more for that group of players

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This year's biggest mistake in the NHL goes to the New York Rangers. Another team has benefitted unbelievably from this and it has led to the poor decisions made by the Rangers this year


Letting Don Maloney go to PHX, i was ecstatic as a Coyotes fan but as a Rangers fan, i was worried. He was making the biggest decisions for the Rangers and was really leading the charge of the youth movement and drafting. Maloney leaves and the team goes back to the way it was (sort of) signing big name FAs in the hopes they would click with some old vets while letting the youth waste away in the AHL or lower leagues.

If Sather learned anything (which he hasnt) he should dump the vets and go back to what the Rangers were doing coming out of the lockout. There are some great young players in the AHL with other prospects outside of it. Trade the older guys for young players and let Gomez and Drury be the center of this team. By signing them, the Rangers said they were going in a new direction from Jagr and the commie regime.

What would Donny do? Go young with a few vets sprinkled in...look what its done for PHX


just a suggestion since this team will not make a rebound like last year....not after the way they have played the last 2 games
Just so you know, there's no way Maloney not being with the Rangers right now is affecting the team even one iota.

Anf for information purposes, cause you're obviously not paying attention, the Rangers dressed, and have dressed approx. 12 players that are 27 or younger.

That's a pretty young team.

Against LA and Ana they dressed 12 players 27years old or under.

For all the guff I give Sather, they are playing the youngsters

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02-07-2008, 11:03 PM
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which vets will you get rid of and which will you keep? there are only 3 old guys on the roster (jagr, shanahan, straka)
Exactly.. everyone is talking about going with a youth movement while this team has plenty of them already in the lineup..

Players under 30: 14/22 active players..

You have to have some vets mixed in. A team with more players than that on the wrong side of 30 will never win a cup.


Last edited by McDonagh27: 02-07-2008 at 11:24 PM. Reason: Yeah, what pld said.. didn't see his post.
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heres the list:

jagr
straka
shanahan
mara
malik
avery(possibly)
rozsival(possibly)
montoya

and i wouldnt accept anything less than 3-4 first rounders plus more for that group of players
maybe the only vet i'd keep is straka due to his versatility and his ability to fill in anywhere and shanahan to tutor the youth

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02-08-2008, 12:39 AM
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The rangers will struggle at times due to the age of the team. Its not really surprising. Any team has up and down times throughout the season. Lundqvist has probably been one of the more inconsistent players and for the rangers to win you're goalie needs to be solid.

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heres the list:

jagr
straka
shanahan
mara
malik
avery(possibly)
rozsival(possibly)
montoya

and i wouldnt accept anything less than 3-4 first rounders plus more for that group of players


If you know the NYR want/need/should get younger, don't you think the rest of the GMs in the NHL do too? You won't get garbage for them, but you won't get prime young talent or picks for everyone listed here either.

On a minor point, I'd hardly call Montoya a vet. He might, however, bring you back more than some of the guys mentioned here.

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02-09-2008, 09:41 PM
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the biggest mistake was when the league didnt kick chris simon out of the NHL when he almost killed a player the first time.

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the biggest mistake was when the league didnt kick chris simon out of the NHL when he almost killed a player the first time.
Yup, and Ryan Hollweg should be right behind him. The guy does lead the league in cheap hits from behind.

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02-09-2008, 09:53 PM
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the biggest mistake was when the league didnt kick chris simon out of the NHL when he almost killed a player the first time.
Almost killed!?!?

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Almost killed!?!?
i think a slash to the throat... nah not deadly at all. I mean all he could have done there was collapse the air tube or jack his adams apple into. not like any of those could kill a person. right? right?

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02-10-2008, 09:27 AM
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Why would you come on here and wrote a post about a team you obviously know nothing about?

I kind of wish Maloney didn't leave, but it hasn't had an effect on the team in the way you seem to think. The Rangers have 3 rookies in their lineup this year, and one guy who might as well be a rookie (Girardi). That's in addition to several young players who have made the team in the last year or two. They're not just pidgeonholing young players and denying them any chance.

They had holes in the lineup that their current farm system couldn't fill (top line centers) so they filled them via FA. That's what a team should do. So they signed Gomez and Drury, but they also gave Staal a NHL spot right out of juniors, kept Dubinsky in the lineup, and eventually got Dawes playing a complete hockey game so that he could stick with the club and he's now contributing. And again, let's not forget Girardi playing major minutes.

Go back to the Coyotes board and do some research before leaving it again

edit: On second glance, it appears that you're also a Rangers fan, which makes this even more embarrassing for you.

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02-10-2008, 09:35 AM
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Hmmm...which poor decisions are we talking about....trading Matt Cullen, and then not signing Peca, because they had a Dubinsky ready for ice time....not adding veteran D-man so Marc Staal can get ice time...not signing a veteran winger, so Dawes could eventually get ice time...giving Tyutin and Girardi major ice time as a top four D pairing...drafting Cherepanov...Maloney was important, but he was one part of the whole euqation. Since then, Gordie Clark, who's pretty much overseen the last two drafts, and had major input into the two prior drafts, has been promoted, as have Schoenfeld and Adam Graves, who is now learning the ropes of being a GM, and who has been an important liaison with many of the young players. So, good for Maloney, but, I'm not quite sure how exactly it was a poor decision to let him go.

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