...holy crap I agree with Barry Melrose.
...btw, what is up with Melrose saying Columbus is interested in Staal? Not one rumor has mentioned his name.
For more on Nash to the Rangers check out this debate at ESPN NY.
I think all this speculation is interesting but i think it's fairly moot since Columbus wants a very good goaltender prospect, so it would seem LA and Boston are more feasible landing spots than the Rangers. I don't think Columbus would trade Nash before the deadline without getting a goaltender unless they are overwhelmed with the return, which hopefully is something Sather will not be a party to...
u would give up dubinsky in a heart eat. he has been horrible all year. and we need another scorer. do not score enough to win the cup
I agree with Barry also. But we have offense. Richards, Gaborik and Dubinsky need to start putting the puck in the net. NOW.
@dook83 you can cancel that, Columbus just traded for a goalie
"The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired a second round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft, a fifth round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft and goaltender Curtis McElhinney from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for center Antoine Vermette, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today."
@dook83 hope you're right about that. where'd you get that info from?
@TheKing I bet there's plenty of Rangers fans that would rather Staal be traded than McD.
@cb1 Just from all of the Ranger blogs I have read...
@KevinDeLury @TheKing i think we need to keep staal...although we proved we can win without him he is a great shutdown dman...next year imagine how much better our d would be with a staal who goes through camp and is on his game and a healthy sauer....mcD Girardi Staal Del Z and Sauer is a pretty damn good defense
@Dminches@BuckarooClub@danionnini@KevinDeLury@TheKing -- prior to his injury he was a top defenseman. they were (are) hoping to get his offense going but he was a top shutdown defenseman. while that was common knowledge last year, somehow Girardi didn't get his due until Staal's absence. McDonagh is on his way
@AG_Blue@Dminches@Van_Ness_WVU@KevinDeLury@TheKing I was suggesting that he would be at his highest value now. Even if he finds his "old game" he's pretty much a one trick pony. He's not comfortable with the puck, he's not very physical, and I don't think we'll even get $4 mil in value out of him. The longer he stays, and the longer he plays outside the top 4, the more likely he gets tagged as "overpaid" and becomes tough to move (similar to a Rosi situation).
@Dminches@BuckarooClub@Van_Ness_WVU@KevinDeLury@TheKing -- I don't mean to speak for Buckaroo, but I take his phrase as an assumption that Staal's value is not going up and to let him go now would yield the highest return. Personally I don't agree because I imagine Staal finding his old game and next season (if he's still in NY) surpassing it.