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For anyone that does not think this contract is killer go to cap geek.com and do armchair GM.
Buyout richards and try to get fill this team up with a cup contender. I am struggling to do it, unless of course our prospects all become STUDS in the same year and make up for this deal. Conner Allen, Kristo and lindberg/Fast better be ready to play huge roles next year.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Rangers, Callahan Inching Towards Contract Agreement
My biggest problem with Sather is he actually played this one perfect and had the chance to not lock up a huge payroll slot on a third liner (that can play 2nd line minutes if needed) and solid PKer and heart guy. Fans were all for get what you can and move on.
You add Kesler at 6'2" 200 pounds Statsny 6 foot 200. I mean when you say add muscle do you mean a power forward that scores or a tough 4th liner.
You are not finding many power forwards in the open market better then Kesler.
I am ok with making those moves and having to find a big 3rd/4th liner, then paying cally and not having the money for statsny or kesler because of that contract.
3 days, 7 hours ago on Rangers Decline Callahan's Six-Year, $6.3 Million Per Year Proposal
Problem is Okoposo is signed until 2015-2016...
Playing GM for a day I pull the cally offer off the table- 6 years 6 million per for 40-50 point 3rd line player- No thanks.
I make that offer and go get Kesler. Stepan/Kristo/1st if they take it is a solid move.
Buyout Richards and offer and go get Paul Statsny.
I am sorry but you are not a goalie at the NHL level. You cannot compare playing any level to what an NHL goalie is dealing with. These players are beyond any level anyone on this message board has seen. Now you are playing at the AHL level or some pro league...I apologize, you are close and I take it back, but even college goalies have no clue what it is like to face NHL talent.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Blue Jackets 4, Rangers 3, SO
Best Case for Rangers- 5 year deal in the 8 million per range= $40 million. Best case for Hank was become a free agent and 2-3 teams battle and he gets a max year and max contract or close to it (8 years 9.5 per)
So hank gave up a year and Rangers got some relief in the per year cap hit.
Win/Win in my opinion. It is called a negotiation for a reason. Both sides move off their best case scenario.
3 months ago on Lundqvist to Be Extended for 7 Years, $8+ Million Per
In a salary cap world the Patriots have it correct. You pay for expected preformance and not past preformance. Pats are known for using players up and then letting other teams give them the huge deal on the downside.
I can see it now in 4 years GRONK presser with a 3rd new Jets coach and the pats laughing all the way to another AFC Crown.
I know this is not football but if hanks want 8 year 80 million dollar deal he has to go, let another team pay for 4 great years and 4 on the decline.
3 months ago on Lundqvist Contract Talks Have Not Progressed
Sadly I like what MDZ can bring to the game, but if they gave up on him and he turned into a stud offensive dman..there is no way NYR can be blamed.
Zubov lead the damn team in scoring the year they WON THE FNG CUP...not lead dmen in scoring the whole damn team!!!!! I hate Neil Smith for that trade and rangers havent had a PP QB since!!! Yes that trade bothers me and MDZ traded would not compare to that awful move!!!!
I also do not think MDZ will or is learning. I mean to say he did not deserve more then one game benching shows me he is not watching the same game I am. Rangers have given up 3 total goals since he has been out and the defensive play is better. WAKE UP MDZ and take your medicine and learn, play responsible you will play.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Not Another Del Zotto Trade Rumor
Ott from Buffalo? Is sather even kicking on the door?
They need a forward that can play hockey but has teams keep there head up. I would have loved a Downie to play with rangers.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on It's Time for the Blueshirts to Start Stickin Up for Nash
Place has been a morge, but please dont tell me you want fans banging on the glass everytime the play is near them.
Those fans can stay in Wash or any city that does that. Only idiots do that.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Kings 1, Rangers 0
AV failed at management 101.
No problem stating the obvious, but it should have gone like this, hank let in a soft one on that one, but he bounced back and that save on Jagr kept us in the game. I will take one soft one for all the ones he stops that he should not have. He keeps us in games every night.
For every negative give a couple positives.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Lundqvist: Blame Should Go For All of Us
I was actually thinking the same thing last night. Hank has to stop that goal, but I noticed 2-3 times last night he just coasted on the backcheck and did not skate all the way back and get in a good defensive position. Something I am sure the tape will show and will be corrected.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Fall Late to Devils 3-2
While I agree with you paying hank max money would be a bad move, Hank is huge for this team and you are comparing him to the top 5 goalies in the league and if we lose hank we are not getting one of those top 5 in return.
Ask a team like the islanders if they would pay extra for a goalie and you will have fans willing to line up and pay him directly.
As long as Hank is willing to take a hometown discount deal you have to sign him...he wants UFA max money sign a dependable veteran and play him and Talbot 40 games each and use that money to get more offense.
Another reaason is the prices are so high season ticket holders have to sell alot games at a profit to afford tickets. Very rare to have the same people in each section every night.
I remember back in the day a friend of mine gave me his tickets to a game and almost everyone in the section asked where he was. Each time he gave me his seats, for face value I might add, same group in the same seats with the same chants of Homo Larry when he got up and danced in front of our section.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Death of Madison Square Garden?
Damn that sucks. Would love a Downie on this team. Talent and toughness.
4 months, 1 week ago on Lundqvist, Mashinter In; Moore out 7-10 Days; Cally Practices
Wjy is Mishinter not on every line...very disappointed in you Kevin. The love is gone...
I am not ripping Dorsett, I actually just thought it was ironic the one reason he was out there was to make sure nothing occured. It was hilariuos watching him try to get away from Mcdonald and the linesman.
I just mean that was a huge spot for him, and he would have won over a ton of fans if he got away from them.
Watch again....he was at the bottom of the screen trying to get where Richards was...after it calmed down he was escorted off...so maybe you should look again.
You don't get 10 minutes for skating off the ice hand in hand with a linesmen.
4 months, 1 week ago on What the Hell Got Into Brad Richards?
I think Richards see's torts face telling him he was not playing in the playoffs last year. He is using that every workout and every game.
Even year 1 with Richards I was a little shocked at how he played as it did not impress...playoffs were a different story.
But this is the Richards I expected the last 2 years, he is smooth and controlling play instead of looking slow and disinterested.
4 months, 1 week ago on Maybe Vigneault Is What The Rangers Need
Do you think teams actually use it? I mean it seems like it has it all in check.
Capgeek I mean not the hot babes....I know that all use the hotbabes one!!!