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Posted 2:39 PM ET | Comments 30
I knew some club would find value in Dan Fritsche. Minnesota general manager Doug Risebrough seemed to find some,recognizing Dans versatillity. The Rangers get back Eric Reitz a 26 year old D- Man from Michigan. With one goal in 31 games in Minnesota the Rangers will have depth on the blue line. The question is are the Rangers not yet ready to promote Hartford kids Corey Potter and Bobby Sanguinetti. Sanguinetti missed the AHL ALL -Star game with a facial injury from a deflected puck.
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January 29, 2009 6:47 PM ET | Delete
I am hoping that they move Kalinin's contract and bring in Potter. Sanguinetti could use more time, Potter is ready to roll. Reitz will be not much more than a spare but I hope he plays right away inplace of KalininThey have to think about the cap and carrying a 6th Dman that makes 2.2 million is not a good idea. This deal saves very little in terms of the cap. Fritsche should do well in Minnesota, good team for him
January 29, 2009 7:01 PM ET | Delete
this is a shot in the dark by sather that could end up being a decent deal. sanguinetti isn't likely to come up and play regularly. he's taken big strides in his defensive game this year but he's still getting destroyed in the /-. he could use some more time to progress in his own zone. the same can be said about del zotto. he's had a great year thus far and i know he had a good camp this year as well but he's still likely at least another year away.i think the reitz deal was solid. most people have been saying that reitz is going to be sent straight to hartford but i wouldn't bank on that just yet. danny fritsche struggled to find himself in ny and picking up reitz allows us to sit kalinin down if reitz shows he can consistently handle playing regularly. im guessing here but i bet reitz gets into one of these next games in place for kalinin. reitz may eventually take kalinin's starting spot but i can't see this team waiving kalinin and calling up potter/sauer/sanguinetti to replace him at this point in the season. we've been fortunate with injuries thus far, if we have an injury riddled second half, and i never thought id say this but we may need kalinin to step back in. remember, this is all if reitz actually gets a shot and we sit down kalinin for a few nights. i still don't understand how this team has salary cap issues but refused to waive kalinin in the first half of the season and replace him with corey potter. potter basically made the team out of camp but was held out because we had so many forwards. interesting thought but if we had training camp today without fritsche, potter would be on this team and we would have had a 7th defensemen in the line up from day one. we also would've given potter, a rookie defensemen a shot to adjust to the nhl game at the beginning of the season when points are easier to come by. puts it all in perspective doesn't it?none the less, if we can manage to lose redden and kalinin were going to have a solid defensive corp in a few years. staal gets better every game.sanguinetti will eventually get there.del zotto reminds me of a young matthieu schneider.potter looks to be a solid shut down guy with some size.
January 29, 2009 7:09 PM ET | Delete
oh and a side note.........can someone from this site PLEASE remove Rissmillers salary from the cap total. he is in the minors now and DOES NOT COUNT ON THE CAP........obviously the Rangers are underso just move the guy off that list and to the bottom of possible call ups....Please pass this along
January 29, 2009 7:11 PM ET | Delete
also , I think some team will take Kalinin at the deadline. Rangers will look to get another physical Dman in but Reitz should get a shot to see if he can lock down teh 6th spot.........I agree Potter should be there though
January 29, 2009 9:39 PM ET | Delete
HaHaHa no one in hell wants Kalinin. Buffalo tried trading him for years. You're stuck with him and DRURY! Sucks to be you
January 29, 2009 10:30 PM ET | Delete
Hey Sabres fan you are a bigger talker for a team that is 2 points from being out of playoff contention. You should keep to yourself.
January 29, 2009 11:00 PM ET | Delete
We dont spend the money you do. Youre the most dissapointing team so far (besides the pens), I would think before I reply if I were you. Sabres = 2-0 vs NYR this YEAR!
January 30, 2009 2:46 AM ET | Delete
sabres what is your point? How are we the most dissapointing team so far. We are what 4 in the East with 62 points. I am glad your team is 2-0 against the Rangers but that has absolutely nothing to with anything. We lost Jagr Strake Shanny Tyutin and Avery and added Zherdev Naslund Kalinin and Redden who are both terrible and we still have the record we do. You coming on here telling us Ranger fans that it sucks for us to have Drury and Kalinin is a joke considering most Sabres fans would love to have Drury still on the team. Talk to me when your ahead of us in the standing.
January 30, 2009 9:34 AM ET | Delete
so how are the Rangers the most dissapointing team?........are they not near the top of the East standings?Kalinin is a FA next yr anyways so whatever. Buffalo has gone down hill without Drury so I would'nt be knocking himalso the Sabres got outplayed the last game. Miller saved their arse. Was at the game. Going to the next one at the end of Feb too......Go Rangers!
January 30, 2009 10:14 AM ET | Delete
I disagree the Rangers are not the most dissapointing team and either are the Sabre's. My team the Toronto Maple Leafs own that title LOL :(
January 30, 2009 12:21 PM ET | Delete
How are the leafs the biggest dissapointment? They weren't supposed to make the playoffs. You guys have some promising players that are having great seasons. Stajan Moore grabovski or whatever his name is. You guys should look to move Antropov and Poni. Antropov for Sanguinetti would you guys be interested?
January 31, 2009 12:49 AM ET | Delete
Barry melrose says that youre the most dissapoiting team. With the money you spend you should be #1. I live in Buffalo and no one wishes they had Drury back. All he is, is getting older and producing less. Both breire and Drury benifited from our system. On another team they are mediocre and Im proving to be right. Drury has the same stats as people who make 7 mill less alla Clarke MacArthur. Oh by the way remember GAME 5 AND WELL GAME 6? OH YEA THATS RIGHT kalinin is the worst player in the league and drury is the most overpaid. All Im doing is looking at the stats and stating the facts. We lost drury briere dumont grier mckee biron and the production of MAX. We build from within and we are still competitive. We dont need to buy other teams players to succede. PS RIVET is a better captain then Druroverated!
January 31, 2009 12:52 AM ET | Delete
we didnt win the big game with Drury vitto, so we should try something new. If it wasnt working in 06 07 why would it work in future years? We want players who can take us to the cup and win it. Not get eliminated in the first three rounds alla briere and drury. We want vanek roy pominville stafford rivet spacek miller and lindy to bring us there. They can do it bc the others coudnt.
January 31, 2009 7:57 AM ET | Delete
First off your credibility just took a hit when you listen to Barry Melrose so I really shouldn't even read what you have to say after that but you're right about overpaying for Drury and him benefiting from your system, but like I said talk to me when your ahead of us in the Standing. so if you want to bring up stats be my guess but that is the only stat I care about. I am just stating facts like you said.
January 31, 2009 8:00 AM ET | Delete
First off your credibility just took a hit when you listen to Barry Melrose so I really shouldn't even read what you have to say after that. You're right about overpaying for Drury and him benefiting from your system, but like I said talk to me when your ahead of us in the Standing. So if you want to bring up stats be my guess but that is the only stat I care about. I am just stating facts like you said.
January 31, 2009 2:15 PM ET | Delete
well Barry Melrose is on tv isnt he, so hes doing something right. We will prevail against you, just as we always do. All I care is that we are in the top 8 because in the playoffs is were we begin to dominate. We will beat you just like two years ago. REMEMBER?
January 31, 2009 3:49 PM ET | Delete
Yea I remember but what does that have anything to do with this year? You begin to dominate in the Playoffs?? Please explain to me how you dominate in the playoffs? Your record in the playoffs is 119-124 with no stanley cups. lol I am just going to ignore you because your hockey knowledge is terrible.
January 31, 2009 5:19 PM ET | Delete
I was pointing out your recent success and our recent success. You lose in the first two round. When we make it we usually get farther. Refer to 2007 or even 2006. Please do not assault me that my hockey knoledge is terrible because it is not. Please ignore me too. That would make my day. Your very childish adwolf and you have alot of nerve telling someone you dont even know that they are dumb in hockey knoledge. I would doubt that you are smarter then me on hockey knoledge. Lets put it this way I know my stuff. Drury walking in on goal and MILLLLLLERRRRR STOPS EM COLD! We own you.
January 31, 2009 6:24 PM ET | Delete
First off you weren't comparing your recent success with our recent success. You were saying how we over pay for everyone and how Rivet is a better captain than Drury. You were saying how you dominate in the playoffs and I just proved you otherwise. You have no Stanley cup rings. You dominate us your record against us since the lockout is 5-3-2 which would be over 500% for the Rangers. lmao bro you have no idea what your talking about. I will just go back to what I was saying LOOK AT THE STANDINGS!!!!. quit while you're ahead buddy.BTW you were saying how we are the biggest disspointment you have to prove me wrong with any information. We are sitting pretty in playoff contention while your team is 2 points from being out.
January 31, 2009 7:33 PM ET | Delete
OMG GOD we havent won a cup. Holy shit. You guys have played for way loonger then us and you still only have a few cups. Not to mention it took you guys 53 years to win a cup in the modern nhl era. I know the Sabres dont have a cup, thanks for pointing out the obvious Sherlock. But if we played in the nhl as long as you we would have a cup too. The reason we havent won a cup. Lets see the NO GOAL CALL, THE SIDE OF THE NET LECLAIR GOAL, AND WE HAVE SUFFERED THROUGH BANKRUPTCEY. please lets stop the argument now because us Sabres fans are way more courageus then you, we come from a blue coller town and we dont overvalue everything (especially not overated free agents (see drury/Gomez). I dont care about the Rangers at all, they never scare me and they love Buffalo jsut ask lundquist where his fav place to play is. When they asked him that q, where do you think he said? Oh yea thats right Buffalo new york pop 500,00. Buffalo rocks, we love are team, and thats all we have. The late Tim Russert once said, New york has buildings and skyscrapers, Buffalo has the Sabres. You might be higher in the standings, BUT ONCE AGAIN WELL SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN THE PLAYOFFS. WINK WINK CAN YOU GET PASSED ROUN2 THIS YEAR? NOOOOOPPPPEEEE!
January 31, 2009 7:55 PM ET | Delete
Cause you would know if we cant pass round 2 this year. Oh yea honestly I could give 2 shyts about what town Hank loves the most. As long as he keeps on having Vezina type seasons for the Rangers that's the only that matters to me.
February 1, 2009 1:13 AM ET | Delete
Same with MILLER EH?
February 1, 2009 9:42 AM ET | Delete
LOL yea cause Miller was nominated for a Vezina in what year???????? I really don't want to get into it with you because you are prob going to tell me that Miller is almost as good as Lundquist. I am just going to just take the high road on this just let you think what you want.
February 1, 2009 3:51 PM ET | Delete
I wish the sabres played the rangers every game. Then Miller could be a vezina contender.
February 1, 2009 3:55 PM ET | Delete
Also look at the stats, they only prove that miller has the same amount of wins, a better gaa, and a better save %. So ha mr vezina!
February 1, 2009 3:55 PM ET | Delete
Argument OVER
February 1, 2009 3:55 PM ET | Delete
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February 2, 2009 7:03 PM ET | Delete
alrite dont want to get involved but this is a funny argument sabres. just want to straighten out some of the facts:1. "Not get eliminated in the first three rounds alla briere and drury. We want vanek roy pominville stafford rivet spacek miller and lindy to bring us there. They can do it bc the others coudnt. " -- so these players that you have mentioned can do it, yet you didnt make the playoffs when briere and drury left. also, im pretty sure that all of those guys you mentioned, excluding rivet, were on the team that took you 3 rounds, and you still had your best 2 players Drury and Briere. 2. " All I care is that we are in the top 8 because in the playoffs is were we begin to dominate." -- can you please provide statistics and evidence proving the validity of this statement? 3. i dont understand why you keep bringing up two years ago. THAT WAS TWO YEARS AGO. the teams are totally different, okay? you had briere and drury, who were better than anyone you have now, and you were the best team in the East. now you arent even a definite playoff team, yet the rangers since two years ago are in about the same spot as they were, however with different people (no jagr, straka, avery, malik, etc.)4. "Barry melrose says that youre the most dissapoiting team." -- YOU REFERRED TO BARRY MELROSE.............
February 2, 2009 9:45 PM ET | Delete
Roy Vanek Pominville werent the face of the team. They can shine now. Thats the statistics for you. They used to be hidden on the 3rd and 4th line. Briere and Drury combined the last two years do no even have as many points as roy. So yes Roy is better, Vanek is the nhls 3rd goal scorer, and pominville has played better as well. Please Clarke MacArthur has done as good as Drury. Barry is a former caoch, he knows more then you and me right now. My team will most likley make the playoffs and they will upset. Avery is a cancer! Hes an addition by subtraction. Were on the WARPATH SO WATCH OUT RANGERS WERE COMING UP ON YOU. VERY QUIKLY AND QUIETLY! iTS THE CURSE OF Buffalo baby! You shall never win a cup again.
February 4, 2009 4:03 PM ET | Delete
As you say we shall never win a cup Again. AGAIN is the key word their. You haven't won a Stanely Cup since you came into the NHL. You're a big talker to make such a bold statement like that. Maybe you guys can win something before you talk. Barry Melrose doesn't know shyt. I love how you resort to someone who got fired within the first couple months of coaching. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdJAoFT8fQQ
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