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OT: Rangers... Rebuild as it should be...
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arkrud
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2/28/2018  9:52 AM

The team get a bunch of project, around 20 draft picks next 2 years, and only 3 players with the contact for next year older that 25.
This how it is getting done when organization goes all in.

Earlier this month, the Rangers released an open letter in which President Glen Sather and General Manager Jeff Gorton admitted the franchise would focus on the future, in a bid to build the foundations for its next tilt at the Stanley Cup.

While it remains to be seen whether the latter part of the equation will turn out to be true, the Rangers have certainly accomplished the former. Not only did they trade captain McDonagh and Miller to Tampa Bay, they also waved goodbye to three rentals, with Rick Nash and Nick Holden joining the Boston Bruins, while Michael Grabner moved across the Hudson to the New Jersey Devils.


In return the Rangers got Vladislav Namestnikov—who has already accumulated 123 points in 263 NHL games—from Tampa Bay and Ryan Spooner—who has 144 points in 244 games—from the Bruins.

Add to that the Lightning’s 2018 first-round pick, a conditional second-round pick in 2019—which becomes a first if they win the Stanley Cup—the Bruins' 2018 first-round and third round pick and the Devils' 2018 second-round pick and a 2019 seventh-round pick from the Bruins.

With a couple of young prospects, including Libor Hajek and Brett Howden, also arriving in New York, the Rangers can be happy with their mercato.

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Nalod
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2/28/2018  1:57 PM
arkrud wrote:
The team get a bunch of project, around 20 draft picks next 2 years, and only 3 players with the contact for next year older that 25.
This how it is getting done when organization goes all in.

Earlier this month, the Rangers released an open letter in which President Glen Sather and General Manager Jeff Gorton admitted the franchise would focus on the future, in a bid to build the foundations for its next tilt at the Stanley Cup.

While it remains to be seen whether the latter part of the equation will turn out to be true, the Rangers have certainly accomplished the former. Not only did they trade captain McDonagh and Miller to Tampa Bay, they also waved goodbye to three rentals, with Rick Nash and Nick Holden joining the Boston Bruins, while Michael Grabner moved across the Hudson to the New Jersey Devils.


In return the Rangers got Vladislav Namestnikov—who has already accumulated 123 points in 263 NHL games—from Tampa Bay and Ryan Spooner—who has 144 points in 244 games—from the Bruins.

Add to that the Lightning’s 2018 first-round pick, a conditional second-round pick in 2019—which becomes a first if they win the Stanley Cup—the Bruins' 2018 first-round and third round pick and the Devils' 2018 second-round pick and a 2019 seventh-round pick from the Bruins.

With a couple of young prospects, including Libor Hajek and Brett Howden, also arriving in New York, the Rangers can be happy with their mercato.

When you have some aging vets that still have trade value, its a good thing!!!
Also a team like boston who is going in with a veteran roster willing to pay the price.
Its how you do it.

Knicks1248: 1. Dolan should be more involved! 2. Why would any knick fan want pick 8, when that spot has a history of producing marginal NBA taken. (He prefers pick 9th instead)
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2/28/2018  2:02 PM    LAST EDITED: 2/28/2018  2:08 PM
The Rangers strategy is a double-edged sword... if they get everything right, they are set-up. But picking hockey players is a tough business. They play in different minor league systems throughout the world... you need to find guys who have vision, who can skate, who can stick handle, and shoot the puck... if they hit on all these picks coming up the future is bright. But hockey is closer to baseball than it is basketball when it comes to the draft. Apparently, the prospect they wanted the most from Tampa Bay was drafted #37 in 2016. Getting good players where Manu was drafted is more common place in hockey than basketball, just like lotto busts are more common in hockey. The Rangers best goali in its history was Lundqvist and he was drafted in the seventh round where goalies like Dan Cloutier and Dan Blackburn where first round busts, with the latter being drafted the year after Lundqvist... They decided to put their nuts on the table but this could really screw them up for a really long time if they get this wrong
GustavBahler said: Check please....
EnySpree
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3/1/2018  12:02 PM
Hockey and basketball are apples and oranges.... whole different strategies and development. Guys can go years without scoring much goals. Line shifting, etc... different way of evaluation.

Right now we just need to stop concerning ourselves with the past asnd just deal with Perry. He just got here. So far he's been really consistent with keeping draft picks and picking up players 25 and younger. We're in good hands.

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OT: Rangers... Rebuild as it should be...

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