Per Zipay, the Rangers aren't done on the trade front
Don't know if anyone else caught this in Zipay's post today:
Looking at the schedule---and from what I'm hearing, the Rangers aren't done on the trade front---I'll hazard a guess and predict 17 or 18 wins and probably fifth or sixth place in the East. They will need far more timely scoring to secure home-ice advantage. And don't dismiss the possibility of injury: the Rangers have been extremely fortunate so far.
Like Atlanta in 07? Where are we going? this team is a long way from finals contention imho
Exactly. Unless everything goes right this season I dont see a serious possibility of a cup this year. If Sather is looking to make this team better for the long run through trades at the deadline I would be okay with it, however the 1st and 2nd rounders in the nest couple drafts should be off limits.
I'm scared of what they might NOT do... insofar as Dawes, Prucha, Kalinin, Gomez/Drury, Sjostrom and Voros go.
Dawes and Prucha are smaller players so I think they are out. Would love Kalinin out but I just don't know...Voros maybe but I think they like his size ..........the others are not going anywhere............Sjostrom kills Penalties and Drury and Gomez are the team.....just accept that
The problem is that we have nothing to sell. No one's going to take on Redden or Gomez's contract. Drury has a NMC. Prucha can't even crack the lineup consistently. Callahan and Dawes are fringe 2nd liners who won't fetch much.
Rozsival may have some value but outside him, we have nothing that can fetch us anything substantial. All of the others that can fetch a decent return are players we should be building around for the future - Staal, Zherdev, and Lundqvist. Dubinsky is one that could go either way. If for the right return, I could see him being traded.
All Sather can do is swap 3rd/4th liners and 6-7th d-men. We saw it last year with Sjostrom and we saw it just a few days ago with Reitz.
I'd like to see Slats try to talk his friend Burke and get us Antropov or Kubina if he can work a cap miracle. I know Antropov has like 1 goal in like 14 games but I think he could succeed here. He's also in the last year of his contract. He can score and has the size we need.
I'm definitly intrested to see what is anything Sather can pull off in the days leading up to the deadine. The only thing is,like many have said already,who on this roster is going to get anything substatial that isnt named Staal,Lundqvist, or Zherdev? Unless there is something/someone i'm missing