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What Should We Do Now?

Posted 11:17 PM ET | Comments 8
I just got back from vacation to see the horrid Kotalik signing. Sather just shot the Rangers in the foot (more like heart) with this move. That should have been used to sign a center, not an underachiever.

Now what should the dummy do? We need a center, but that doesn't get through his thick skull. I mean Kotalik has a lethal shot and will fit into the Torts system but $3mil is a bit much. This probably means that Zherdev is a gonner. He is asking for about $4 million and can fetch a good D man in the trade market. He also doesn't fit into the Tortorella plan and should be out of the Big Apple if Sather has a brain.

Maybe this could be something to consider......

Zherdev(qualified at $3.2mil), Roszival($5mil), Sauer,($850,000) and Voros($1mil) to the Oilers for Patrick O'Sullivan($2.9mil), Steve Staios($2.7mil), and Zach Stortini($700,000).

This clears cap space, gives you a great center with grit and desire, and a rough defenseman with a good shot. Also you get a good 4th line/penalty killer in Stortini. You lose three lazy, overpaid bums with talent and a strong defensive prospect.


I would then get our GOOD RFA's (Callahan, Dubinsky) to resign. Let Korpikoski go to the KHL. I would ink Callahan at $2 million and Dubi at $1.8. This leaves around $5 million of cap space. I think I would save it to go after Kovalchuk next summer, but maybe I would get a Power Play beast like Mathieu Schneider. He wouldn't be offered over $4million because of his age so I would shoot for around $3.8 million.

Lines:

Gaborik-O'Sullivan-Drury
Kotalik-Dubinsky-Callahan
Higgins-Anisimov/Grachev-Avery
Brashear-Boyle-Stortini


Staal-Girardi
Redden-Staios
Schneider-Gilroy

Not bad eh?
July 13, 2009 11:03 AM ET | Delete
OMG why would Edmonton do that trade?
July 13, 2009 11:12 AM ET | Delete
Yeah, as good as that deal would be for the Rangers, I don't know that Edmonton would want to do it.
July 13, 2009 3:38 PM ET | Delete
In the corners, whar are you trying to say? it comes up as nothing.
July 13, 2009 5:20 PM ET | Delete
July 13, 2009 7:28 PM ET | Delete
Heres an idea: RFA Zherdev to Atlanta ( showing Kovalchuk they want offense and him to stay ) and Voros ( for size ) to ATLANTA for:RFA Boris Valabik ( Big Boy on D that we need ) and RW Anthony StewartIf we sweeten the deal with a prospect or two we can pry a Center like White, Reasoner or Little...lol
July 13, 2009 7:33 PM ET | Delete
My other proposal was: Try to sign FA D-Andrew Alberts and another RW/C for chkg and penalty kill..like a Marcus Nilson, or resign BettsDubinsky-Grachev-GaborikHiggins-Drury-KotalikAvery-Anisimov-CallahanBrashear-Boyle-ByersStaal-RoszivalRedden-GirardiAlberts-Gilroy
July 13, 2009 8:51 PM ET | Delete
Zherdev-Voros-Kundratek-Potter to Atlanta for Valabik-Stewart-White ORRRRRRZherdev- to Edmonton for Brule and Smid
July 14, 2009 12:50 AM ET | Delete
In the Corners- I would do the Zherdev to EDM for Brule and Smid in a heartbeat. Don't know if EDM would be willing to do that though.
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