Richardson adds that Colorado will probably want Callahan and/or Dubinsky as part of the return for Stastny who had 22g, 35a last year.
Stastny's contract which pays him $6.6 million per year will expire in 2015.
...i like Stastny but not for $6.6 million for the next four years. I'm hoping the Rangers can sign Callahan and Dubinsky for that amount combined.
...man I really wish I was still blogging about the Rangers in the playoffs not silly trade rumors like this.
Rangers gotta give up some prospects man. It's honestly become a vicious cycle, of getting this mediocre first round pick. Look at our team in 94' and you will see that most people on that team had won a cup before. How many have won on this team? Three I believe Prospal (who's gone) Drury (also is gone if not should be) and Fedotenko. That's a joke. Now i'm not saying go after Stastny, but someone else who has cup experience or is a big time goal scorer. Colorado is a bunch of clowns at the moment and you can't do business with someone who is isn't in contention for a cup and get a fair deal. I say give up our first round pick this year and get someone good. I mean our first round pick isn't good as this draft isn't exactly loaded with talent.
I agree that at some point over the next year or so they're going to have to trade some of the young talent to bring in the one piece (whatever that may be) that gets them to the next level.
@KevinDeLury Now's the time to do it. You gotta admit over the course of this season you saw flashes of greatness from this young team. If they can manage to bring in Stastny and Richards we are an immediate cup contender. Listen one cup victory goes a long way. You think in 94' people cared they traded away future for a cup? They were just happy to win. In hard cap sports there are no more dynasties, so all you can do is try to win a championship about every 6-10 years.
@KingBadaBing @KevinDeLury flashes of greatness??? Maybe flashes of consistency. And they didn't trade away any future for the '94 cup, junior. It was a combination of in-house talent (leetch, richter, kovalev, zubov, nemchinov) mixed with proven leaders (Mess, Beuk, Tikkanen, Anderson, Larmer) and solid role players (Noonan, MY-Toe, Wells, etc)
@KevinDeLury And thats not a negative. It would be easy to justify this rebuilding period if dealing some of the prospects brought about genuine cup contention. And there;s no shortage of solid prospects (Del Zotto) available. they could deal w/o selling the farm.
Do you really think we're going to be able to sign both Cally and Dubi for 6.6M combined? I'm guessing they're going to cost about what Staal got, closer to 4M each.
If you're going to spend 6.6m per for 4 years on Statsny, why spend an additional 500k/yr or a little more for a proven top-flight center who's won it all before? ON top of that, to give up either Cally/Duby, or both, makes no sense. Statsny's good, but not Richards good, not Nash good, not anyone that's worth it for the Rangers give up the two core forwards currently on the team. Everyone wants Duby, so why give him up for a 57 point player that's not exactly known for taking over a game. Wait for the big fish when dealing with your most expensive/prized assets.
Silly rumours aside, I think Brooks article in the Post makes sense. They have alot of GOOD prospects, not GREAT prospects. Hanks almost 30. They have a strong supporting cast of role/second tier players. Why not package a few of their assets to get 2 or so elite players to take advantage of what they have now? Otherwise they will continue to make or miss the playoffs by two pts., get middle draft picks, and continue the mediocrity.
I'd sign Richards for 6.6 mil for 4 years. :)
Stasny is good but I don't wanna start shipping my favorite young players for him.