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07-02-2009, 08:23 PM
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Ranger Make Late Push for Koivu (UPDATE: DUCKS Sign Koivu (1yr/$3.25M))

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Rangers Making Late Push for Koivu
The Wild remain the front runners to sign Saku Koivu but the New York Rangers have made a late push making a three year offer. The Ducks, Kings are also interested.
http://insidepittsburghsports.com/st...-frenzy/13682/

The site is pretty reliable, but take it for what it's worth. This must be what Torts was talking about.

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Meh... really don't see him as any better than Dubinsky at this point.

15 goals, 30-40 assists guy. 2008-2009 Scott Gomez v2.0

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Another 2nd line center getting 1st line money. It will render the Gomez trade irrelevant. Every summer we have to act like a greedy brat, then every March we bash the management for overspending on 2nd rate players.

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Meh... really don't see him as any better than Dubinsky at this point.

15 goals, 30-40 assists guy. 2008-2009 Scott Gomez v2.0
Koivu is capable of putting up 30G and 35A. He works hard and is a great leader, along with being good in the faceoff cirlce and being very gritty. I wouldnt mind seeing him in NYC depending on the price. I would say anything less than 4 million would be a good addition.

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3-year offer to Koivu? No thanks.

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Another 2nd line center getting 1st line money. It will render the Gomez trade irrelevant. Every summer we have to act like a greedy brat, then every March we bash the management for overspending on 2nd rate players.
Where did you see what he is being offered? I would imagine 4 million or less and he would bring a hell of a lot more than Naslund would next season.

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Koivu is capable of putting up 30G and 35A. He works hard and is a great leader, along with being good in the faceoff cirlce and being very gritty. I wouldnt mind seeing him in NYC depending on the price. I would say anything less than 4 million would be a good addition.
30 goals?!?!?! his career high is 22.....

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PLEASE no. Why would they want him?

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Sweet! I was hoping Sather would find a way to have even less money to resign our RFA's.

I could have sworn they said they wanted a #1 center, not another #2 on his best day.


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Depends on how much the salary is...anything more than $4-4.5 is ridiculous for Koivu.

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Koivu is capable of putting up 30G and 35A.
I STRONGLY disagree.

Know the last time Koivu had thirty goals? He has NEVER scored 30 goals.

EDIT: Hit post by accident.

Know the last time Koivu had 25 goals? He has NEVER scored 25 goals.

He MIGHT get you 20, but even that I'm doubtful at this point in his career.

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Koivu is capable of putting up 30G and 35A. He works hard and is a great leader, along with being good in the faceoff cirlce and being very gritty. I wouldnt mind seeing him in NYC depending on the price. I would say anything less than 4 million would be a good addition.
Koivu will never score 30 goals..

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30 goals?!?!?! his career high is 22.....
Did you watch him last year? He has the potential(and yes, I know he is older) to actually put that up IF he can stay healthy. He is a smaller guy who plays a very gritty game. He is better than what he gets credit for.

He hasnt been playing on the top-line in Montreal. If you watched him play I think yoju would understand where I am coming from.

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don't see this as a solution to the Rangers need for a #1 center, unless they are planning on moving Dubinsky in a trade and plan on going with: Center acquired by trade, koivu, drury, boyle/anisimov down the middle.

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1 year offer? Sure I guess.

3 years? HELL NO, even 2 years a big HELL NO.

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So close to the best offseason in a while... please don't mess it up.

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Alright, I over-estimated but if people watched him play consistently you would see he is a hard-nosed player who would work well with a skilled player like Gaborik. I think Dubinsky would work as well but considering I think he would be cheaper than Naslund he may be an okay option. Heart and soul player.

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Depends on what the contract terms are like

If it's 1-2 yr deal at 2-3.5 mil per okay

Something like 3 yr 4 per HELL NOO!!

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I think that's about enough people disagreeing with one person, we get it.

3 Years is too much for me, I'd take 1-2 at a discount. Do they really have such little faith in Dubinsky? The kids potential and skill for that matter has somehow become seriousluy underrated. While it's true he's not a franchise center (yet), he can still do the job.

1-2 years for Koivu tops, and at a discount. If they throw 4mil+ at him then why the hell would we not just shoot for Richards (or even vinny) instead. That's essentially the same as not giving some of our prospects any chance at all.

Sather, if you're intent on spending more money, I never thought I'd say this, but make a deal for an actual first line center.

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I would probably be okay with something like 3 years at 3 million. He can switch and play to wing if need be.

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He is 34 years old, turning 35 in November, and he hasn't scored more then 16 goals the last two years. He hasn't put up over 56 points the last two years.

Dubinsky, on the other hand, is 23 years old and put up 40 points his first two years.

Declining 34 year old Koivu, who is a shrimp, is a better option then a 23 year old emerging, 6-1 210 lbs Dubinsky??

This is absolute insanity. Sather needs control.

Dubinsky is a far better option.

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Koivu is one of my favourite players of all time (TPS is my favourite team in Finland!). I believe in him as a player and as a guy who can still play on the first line.

A decent 2-year offer, 3.5 mil per would be absolutely fine with me, but even for me, 3 years sounds too long.

In truth, though, I think he'll retire from the NHL before he's 37.

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