36 points in 43 games last year. I'd take a shot with him. Seems like he could fit a top 6 role.
Don't want to start a new thread but Tampa seems to have a lot of wingers and rumor has it they are over their self imposed cap. If I'm Sather I'd inquire about Jussi Jokinen
I know he's listed as a LW, but, I seem to remember him playing center in Dallas, too. If that's the case, and the Rangers do not feel AA is ready, I'd look into getting him to be the 3rd line center, and move Dubi up between Drury and Fristche, on the 2nd line. Jokinen flanked by Korpi and Callahan would be a pretty quick 3rd line.
I was considering Williams for the 3rd line before they got Fritsche.
I think hes too small (5'11 - 194) for what the Rangers have up front right now. Up front meaning top 6. Even though there was that whole thread about the lack of size up front and it may not mattering, it doesnt hurt to have a little size to go along with a much smaller Drury line. - I still think if they get a winger it should be a guy who can skate but is over 6'0 and can get into the traffic areas. Thats why i was so ecstatic about the Zherdev deal. 6'2 200 for a skilled guy like him - you dont come by that too often.
For the hell of it, lets look at the sizes of the top 15 forwards from smallest to largest, with the top 6 (arguably) in bold.
Keep in mind that some of these numbers are inflated (Prucha...)
If we sign another player I want Selanne. He is elite. One of the best Europeans ever. FAST - they don't call him the Finnish Flash for nothing. A Stanley cup winner. A constant scoring threat. He's demonstrated his ability over the course of his career (as opposed to William's encouraging but nevertheless spotty past 3 seasons). We can sign him for just one year and not be anchored down next year when the likes of Cherepanov, Anisimov, Sanguinetti will probably all be ready to play.
lol, I've never seen Prucha listed anywhere as 6'0. I'm 5'7 and 3/4's and I was as tall if not a shade taller than him when I stood next to him
Most NHL'ers lie about there height and weight. I've met many NHL'ers like Gionta and St. Louis, and Marty is probably around 5'5", and Gio is probably around 5'4". he was at about under my chest [im 6'3"]
Nagy will definitely demand more money than we can give and Jussi Jokinen isn't coming here because we don't have NHL ready D-Men to spare in a trade that will almost certainly require them.
Was thinking that to, but I've not heard his name associated with anyone since the UFA signing period began and the pickings are starting to get slim if folks are signing Bertuzzi before a guy like Nagy.