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02-09-2011, 02:38 PM
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Everything Drury Thread Pt. 3 (Switch the C?)

I remember in the days of Tkatchuk , Greshner , Maloney , Murdoch heck going to the Leetch , Mess , Graves teams the rangers letting a key player wear the C when a player was out from time to time . I think James Patrick one of my all time favorites and a nice guy maybe even wearing it for a game or two . And i know i saw Graves wear it a few times when Messier was hurt

You think the Rangers give out an interim C or add a third A while Drury is out now possibly for the season if not forever ?
Im not fixated on the C like some others but curious if given this latest swoon it doesnt spark a big comeback and even further incentive to dig deeper then we already have . This is a good room with a tight team I think some of the players might enjoy their peers being rewarded publically

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The last Drury thread got out of hand, lets try and discuss the topic and not get into pissing matches every 3 posts please.

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Removing the C and/or giving it to someone else in the interim doesn't appear to be Torts' style.

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6 weeks takes us to about 2 or 3 weeks left in the season. Unless Drury has a big setback during his rehabilitation and is thinking about retirement I think we'll see all A's.

Let's not forget this guy is signed through to next year as well. Despite what some think, he'll be awfully hard to trade, especially now with knee issues.

This team was playing just fine without a C, and it might even benefit them that there isnt one.

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I think this would be the perfect and easiest time to strip drury of his C. Being out 6 weeks, during a critical time in the season this team needs a captain and drury hasn't been the C all season, he's injured for a semi-definite amount of time. So IMO take the C from him now due to his injury, and when he's back tell him the captain situation will be reassessed in the offseason, and roll with 3 A's through the playoffs, none of them being drury. It wouldn't be a slap in the face during the
offseason as it usually is for anyone else. This is the best time to do it, it also makes a buyout easier, he's not the Cpt anymore

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Got to think the C will remain with Drury for the rest of the season. He'll retire (unlikely) or be bought out (more likely) over the summer. Next year we'll have a new C.

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It'd be a pretty gracious move if he said "look I haven't even scored a goal this year. I'm missing tons of games. i can't lead this team. Give to someone else because (list a few) deserve it. LGR I still wanna come back this year and be there when these guys win the cup."

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I'd give Prospal the third 'A'

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I cant see torts giving it to someone else, we'll prob see all A's. But as far as next season, i think this injury was the last straw for Drury. I can definitely see him hanging it up after this season and then cally getting the C on opening night next year.

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Prospal gets the 3rd 'A' for being a sport about letting Staal keep his.

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I think it's time for Drury to retire.

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I think it's time for Drury to retire.
I'd love for him to publicly tell NY media that he will retire, so we wouldn't have to wait to see if he does or not.

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Prospal gets the 3rd 'A' for being a sport about letting Staal keep his.
I rather See Dubinsky or Girardi personally . Not a big fan of his return to lineup to be honest. He did look alright winning a few face offs but his skating which never was pretty is down right ugly now . Good guy but its time to reward the leadership of our guys who have baqttled all year with a letter IMHO . Class move on his part to give it up to Staal ill say . Nothing bad to say about Vaclav as a team mate but i think he looks as if he has nothing left, apparently im one of the only ones who feels htis wasy however

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if Rick DiPietro hasn't retired yet then neither will Chris Drury... this is borderline absurd.

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I don't know if it's that important to be honest.

What is important is that this is the end of the line for him. The classy thing to do would be to retire ala Markus Naslund. He's obviously had it. Barring that I don't think the Rangers organization has much of a choice other than buying him out.

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Just retire.

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there is a very good chance they paid 7 million for 0 goals this yr..............wow

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if Rick DiPietro hasn't retired yet then neither will Chris Drury... this is borderline absurd.
Would you walk away from a guaranteed 45 million dollars over the next 10 years?

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I fully believe that we have seen Chris Drury play his last game as a New York Ranger. He'll either retire or be bought out in the offseason. It's a shame, because he was one of my favorite players in the league before this year.

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If we put him on LTIR in the offseason, does his cap hit disappear essentially?

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"It pisses me off that some things come out about Chris Drury, about him thinking that he might be out of the lineup or maybe he's just giving in here, a little bit," Tortorella said. "But that's certainly not what's happening here with this guy. He tried to play on it, we tried playing him. It didn't work out. It's just a tough thing.

"You guys know him as well as I do, and it's killing him ... It came up in one of my press conferences and it just bugs me. Because he's not built that way, and we all know that."

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You know what pisses me off Torts? You.

For him to scoff at the idea of that being possible given Drury's play just shows how Torts is no better than any other coach. He has his favorites.

I'm sure he probably hasn't noticed Drury's play though since he's too busy standing on the bench not thinking about the power play and writing down quips to rip on Henrik and Gabs in the media.

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I rather See Dubinsky or Girardi personally . Not a big fan of his return to lineup to be honest. He did look alright winning a few face offs but his skating which never was pretty is down right ugly now . Good guy but its time to reward the leadership of our guys who have baqttled all year with a letter IMHO . Class move on his part to give it up to Staal ill say . Nothing bad to say about Vaclav as a team mate but i think he looks as if he has nothing left, apparently im one of the only ones who feels htis wasy however
He's been playing 3 games (that we lost) after being out for 5 months? And he "looks like he has nothing left"? m'kay

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"It pisses me off that some things come out about Chris Drury, about him thinking that he might be out of the lineup or maybe he's just giving in here, a little bit," Tortorella said. "But that's certainly not what's happening here with this guy. He tried to play on it, we tried playing him. It didn't work out. It's just a tough thing.

"You guys know him as well as I do, and it's killing him ... It came up in one of my press conferences and it just bugs me. Because he's not built that way, and we all know that."

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You know what pisses me off Torts? You.

For him to scoff at the idea of that being possible given Drury's play just shows how Torts is no better than any other coach. He has his favorites.

I'm sure he probably hasn't noticed Drury's play though since he's too busy standing on the bench not thinking about the power play and writing down quips to rip on Henrik and Gabs in the media.
How does he piss you off? What is he supposed to say "Drury sucks, we're going to bench him and hope he retires or we'll buy him out"? No, as a coach, you can't always rip your players, and Torts has had his share of moments where he has ripped them to shreds in the media. In this case though, he has to same something positive regarding an injury.

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He's been playing 3 games (that we lost) after being out for 5 months? And he "looks like he has nothing left"? m'kay
Ill quantify in the 4 games he's played since back he hasnt been the huge differance maker people were anticipating . I understand it's 4 games but at what point does a 36 yr old notoriously slow skater coming off major knee surgery become one ? I know when we are securely in 9th maybe tenth place . vaclavs a good egg but I'm fairly certain this layoff and the pace of the game and intensity of the game as left him behind . If he were to be a PP specialist or take draws thats one hting but to be a first liner or a guy getting 18-20 mins a game I say thats bad for the club. Honestly you dont think his bonus of 10 games comes into play and his decision to play , he looks like hes limping around out htere

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The Rangers don't know what's wrong with Drury's knee. Where did they come up with the 6 week timetable when they don't know the exact nature of the injury?

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“They’re going to go in, scrape his knee, take a look at it,” Tortorella informed the media. “They really haven’t pinpointed anything. That guy has played hard for a long time and I just think it’s worn on him. It certainly has not been getting better.”
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“This has got to be done and then we’ll see what happens,” said Tortorella.
http://rangers.nhl.com/club/news.htm...id=DL|NYR|home

Please just retire after this season. Drury has banked $30.25M the last 4 years including this year.. He will 35 years old this summer. Ever since the end of the 2008-09 season,Drury has suffered one injury after another. A puck broke his hand right before the playoffs. The concussion on the Curtis Glencross in the fall of 2009. How many documented concussions has he suffered? The Chris Neil hit. Glencross. At least two concussions. Both times he didn't much time. The two breaks in his finger. Now the knee. He missed the first 3 months of the season including training camp. Drury barely plays for two months and is out again with a knee injury.

Markus Naslund walked away from $3M in salary after making $5M in his first season as a Ranger. If the Rangers had bought him out,he would have banked $2M in the buyout but he just retired. He also had a NMC. He scored 24 goals in his last season but still retired.

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Markus Naslund leaves an indelible footprint on Rangers' franchise history; a legacy of integrity to which everyone in the organization, now and in the future, can only aspire to match.

By officially announcing yesterday his decision to retire that was first reported by The Post on Sunday, the 35-year-old Naslund left a guaranteed minimum of $2 million on the table that would have been his via a likely buyout.

If the Rangers had decided not to go that route, Naslund would have been guaranteed $3 million and a roster spot on the final season of the two-year, $8 million deal he signed last summer, given his no-movement clause.
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/range...xsOshAPS0OE02M

It's Drury's turn.

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