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  1. theProdigy223

    theProdigy223 Well-Known Member

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    Who says we didnt know? It was never officially reported but was widely speculated before the deadline that Kane was on one leg and would need surgery. Friedman alluded to it several times in his reporting and I posted it here. If we were hearing it I am sure Drury heard it and looked into it.

    My guess is Drury knew and that's why he went elsewhere early with his first rounder. We had moved on. When it came back up the question was whether he could still bring enough to make the cheaper price worth it. Spending a second on a gimpy Kane is not the same as spending a first on a gimpy Kane and causing you to miss out on other guys. Drury rolled the dice and it didn't work out, for a lot of reasons.

    It would be great if Kane took a 1 year prove it deal for cheap, but long road ahead for him.
     
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    We did a lot of cap gymnastics and even had to play short handed for a couple of games (IIRC) to bring him in. If we knew he was damaged goods i question why go through all that effort and give up a 2nd.
     
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    I said from day one this was a bad trade. Played short handed, gave up a 2nd, and totally screwed up team chemistry with another player who was soft as fuck and wouldn’t/couldn’t drive to the net or shoot a shot that was worth a fuck. Total waste of a move. Literally made the move just to make it. We had ALL the leverage. He ONLY wanted to come here. If we were going to do this trade you offer a 6th and tell Chicago take it or keep soft ass injured Kane. This franchise is full on retarded.
     
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    kreidertime Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what the Devils are thinking paying so much up front. Their defenseman are way below average. The kids on D they are calling up if they do well will soon cost a ton. I would love to see the Rangers bring back Ryan Graves. He would be a perfect partner for Schneider. Probably going to cost you 5 for 25. Worth it IMO. Jones and Vesey should be moved. It will be close with the cap but they should be able to do it. Othmann, Cuylle or another couple young forwards will have to round out the roster. I think there is a good chance Montreal will make a offer sheet for Lafreniere. Personally, I think we are going to lose him to his hometown team.
     
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    I guess they're going to keep Goodrow for now and just sign everyone right to the cap limit in-house. Maybe they deal him next week. Hopefully Othmann's ready to go in October.
     
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    Sounds like Quick is going to be the backup.
     
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    Predictable deal for K'Miller. He just needs to cut down on the turnovers and the sky's the limit.
     
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    How much is left for Lafreniere?
     
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    A fair raise from $925K. If a team is going to make an offer now would be the time
     
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    kreidertime Well-Known Member

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    Miller was a bumbling idiot with turnovers all year. That’s way too high for my liking..
     
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    kreidertime Well-Known Member

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    Fuck face Drury has been pissing away a lot our draft picks lately. If this year goes sour, he needs to sell. Big time. Stock the farm again.
     
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    Not that it means all that much, but the NHL network has Othmann rated 44th in their top 50 prospects. Seems like he should at least be in the top 30. They did have Shest 25th and Fox 48th in 2018 so it is an inexact science I suppose.
     
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    kreidertime Well-Known Member

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    Rangers prospects are usually never rated high as there is a clear example of anti-NY hatred by the hockey world. Lots of small market dickheads who hate NY. That being said, Othmann offensively wasn't great last year. I suspect he was working on other parts of his game. Our farm system fucking blows at center. Dumbass Drury traded Grubbe. Didn't sign Veirling. They seriously need to put a priority on drafting a big center prospect or trading for one. If Lafreniere and Kakko are actually given a legit chance on the first PP unit this year and are developed properly for once, if they don't break out more this season, I believe one of them will be packaged with a Jones and perhaps Garand for a substantial young center prospect. Garand could have a ton of value if he lights up the AHL this season. On a side note. The morons posting at HF on the Rangers board continue to be lost on rating prospects. They have Berard rated 8th. He's never going to amount to shit.
     
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    At least McConnell-B and Korczak look promising, but yeah, they need to infuse even higher end guys than that into the system at C.
     

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