So we're going to try something new. Every morning on the blog will be a new open thread post for readers to post whatever they want, Rangers and NHL related, down in the comments below. Anything and everything can be discussed including the contract situations with the remaining Rangers RFA's, unrestricted free agency, potential trades, even lineups if that's what you so desire.
Also, don't forget to wish Kevin Delury a Happy Birthday as he turns
40 errr.... 37 today!!!
A little late to the party, but Happy Birthday, Kev - hope you enjoyed it!
(And 40 is just a number...)
no source but just some guy say that the newest rumor with Hank is 8 years 68 million dollars. That would be an average of 8.5 million per year. Really would not want to go above this, and per year even think this may be too much. Clearly he deserves it but that extra money could help in other areas... Either way get it done whatever it takes is what I say.
I thought my post waaaaay in the beginning of the comment thread went through, but apparently not. Happy birthday, Kevin!
Yo, before anyone goes off on a tantrum because Justin Bieber took a picture with the cup, remember that players have used their days with the cup to let literally anyone that shows up go and touch it and take a picture. Dustin Brown comes to mind, especially since I went to see it when he brought it to Ithaca.
What is Hank going to get.... This scares me...
Tuuka Rask is said to be signing an extension with the Bruins this evening, 8 years, 7 mil per. That make the 3 highest paid goalies Rask, Rinne, and Quick, all making 7 mil/season and setting the bar for Hank.
tried building my own...
Signed Stepan @ 4,000,000 cap hit/year
Signed Zuccarello @ 1,250,000 cap hit/year
Sent down Aaron Johnson assuming Falk wins the job
Sent down Powe and Asham
Brought up Kristo and Lindberg to play for Cally and Hags while injured.
With all this and keeping Pyatt and Boyle in the lineup eventhough one of them will not play due to the number of people on the roster.... we are only 600k over the cap... very nice
Fun little toy I never knew existed (or they just added.)
Pretty easy to see how Both Zuc and Steps fit.
If the rangers do trade MDZ or Boyle or anyone else previously mentioned. Who do they trade them for? If no specific names are they prospects? Grit? Scoring etc etc
First of all Happy Birthday Kevin. You're very good at what you do and I'm (we are all) very happy and thankful you stuck around. Here's to a Cup in NY before your 40th!
So open post is a good idea especially for summer. Today my thoughts on NYR:
-please extend Hank
-glad Richards stayed. There is a reason he was clammored for and he'll show it again
-Gabby trade was good but now were looking for goals again. DZ trade time? I think when Big Mac takes his role we've been holding for him.
-seriously I will cry like a little girl if Hank leaves. I don't care if he's traded for Toews or Datsyuk, I will feel like he didn't love me the way I loved him. I'm very attached to that guy.
I like the idea.
So here's a little doomsday role play to put the fear of God into everyone. Let's assume Sather isn't able to sign Hank before the season starts. Hank starts off the season slow, along with the rest of the team, and by Christmas they're in 11th place in the conference. Scoring is up a bit from last year, the PP is better, but Hank is not himself and sports a .905 save percentage and a 2.75 GAA (both career lows). If you are the GM, how do you handle Hank knowig you also have to worry about Cally, Girardi, Brassard, Kreider, MDZ, Stralman, and the Moores becoming free agents? Please note, this scenario is just for "fun" and in no way expresses the views or wishes of anyone on this blog!
Happy Birthday Kev, Have a good one! See you in October! I am moving to Detroit and as a result may not be able to watch my beloved Rangers.
Happy Birthday man! I've just been wondering what are the most likely trade options for the Rangers right now?
I love the idea of an open blog! very fun stuff. I'm getting verklempt...here's a subject...Kate Upton or Katy Perry...talk amongst yourselves...
@tygalpin Justin Bieber just peed into a bucket.
@FREE LINDBERG We'll be able to afford Hank, no worries.
@ducktrapper Happy birthday to you too. How many years?
@CJ Love Cap Geek!
@shoot_the_goalie I like it!!!!!
@gravey94 Thanks for your service Hank.
@dsclaw88 All you have to do is subscribe to Direct TV. and purchase the hockey package like I did. I moved to South Carolina in 2001 and have not missed a game.
I miss going to the Garden though!!!!!!!!!!!!
@adiroma94 I'd say with the Rangers signing Moore, Boyle is the player most likely gone.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Kate Upton, easily.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Hence the quotes ;-)
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Chris Kelly. Wait, what was the question?