I was watching the playoff game wild vs avs on NHL Network....
Voros threw a vicious check on an Avalanche player...right into his own goaltender, which set-up an empty net for Sakic to tie the game up late in the 3rd period. yikes.
Well he's got to learn to cool it sometimes. He's a lot like Hollweg in that sense. He'll take a penalty or make a mistake by being overly aggressive, when he could have sent just effective of a message by taking it down a notch.
Like I said - Voros, Byers and Hollweg are going to battle in camp if they're all still with the Rangers. I think it's going to come down to who can pop in more goals of the three.
giving Avery four years is riskier than Nasland's two. I hope Naslund can at least maintain his 25 goal level and around 60 points. If he can do that, it should be money well spent (again, I'm a bit disappointed that thus far, the team as constructed, will get pushed around, at both ends of the ice). I didn't follow Naslund much last season compared to past seasons so I really can't comment much on his points decline though.
That's a little steep for a third pairing defenseman, but the fact that Slats didn't just go out and sign a cheap, stay at home guy is just further proof that this team plans to play a much different game next season. We don't know who the #6 guy is going to be yet, but the 5 guys we are pretty sure about are all very good puck-moving, transition type guys. It seems to me like this team is going to be playing an up tempo, counter-attacking style. Lots of north-south, as opposed to the east-west of the Jagr era.
Who knows if it will be successful, but I think it will at the very least be more entertaining.
To all those worrying about Kalinin's cap hit: in a year where the cap was about 5 million less than this year's, we paid Paul Mara 3 million and Marek Malik 2.5 million. 2.1 million for Kalinin is a decent deal.
IMO he is the exact player the rangers need, and i am very heppy they signed him to a two year deal because he is a solid top two line player and you can never haver too many of those....also, he seems very business-like and i like it as i think he provides a good example for the younger players.........all of this on top of the fact that he can still play and is coming off a bad year on a team that couldnt score worth crap and that he came for relatively cheap on this market.....great job slats