If the Rangers are unable to compromise on an extension with Dan Girardi before the March 5th trade deadline, the likely route for Glen Sather will be to move the veteran defenseman.
However, Joe Haggerty at CSN New England says that the Rangers high asking price of a first round pick and perhaps a top prospect for Girardi will apparently keep the Boston Bruins, who have been reportedly interested in the 29-year old, away.
...with the Bruins losing Seidenberg, they're obviously looking for a defenseman, however, they really haven't suffered in the standings, so giving up a large package for essentially a rental probably isn't realistic.
...i'm really hoping Sather can work his magic with Girardi and get him re-signed at a moderate price. I'd really hate to lose a right-handed defenseman, who you can pencil in for 20+ minutes a night against the opponent's top line. Although, a return of a first round pick and a top prospect would be pretty sweet.
...with the way Girardi has turned around his season, it would be a blow to the Rangers chances of making a legit Stanley Cup run if Sather is forced to trade him.
Let's trade Girardi for McQuaid straight up.... that gives them the type of defenseman they are looking for and it gives us the kind of defenseman we are looking for.....
The perfect straight up deal!!!!
Girardi...same scenario for him like cally, must sign at a reasonable price/yrs
5yrs -5 mill...getting Klein gave the hammer to NYR..(.girardi clone) siGned for 5yrs 2-3- mill...trade Girardi and resign would be the ultimate coup....those who think this is the yr ....buy another mega mill tkt ....were close but not built to run& dominate, look at the elite teams and we struggle to stay w/them ...our lines need 1 up grade to center (# 1) our d will benefit by playing together in this attack system w ith a better offensive strength thru the upgrade .Luck ,anything is possible BUTwhen the GM you need more than optimism...
MUST SIgn Or TRADE BY DEADLINE ...NO EXCUSES
I think Danny G is an excellent player, liked in the locker room, young, stays healthy, consistent, lock him in!! Also I wouldn't be surprised if the Pens came sniffing what with the Letang situation..
If they can't reach agreement with Girardi, it doesn't make sense to let him walk for nothing.Some kind of return can be had.Rangers should take the best they can get for him.
12 out of 20 players need new contacts this year and we are just 2 million below the current cap. That's a lot of players to sign or make a decision on for one year and even less money.
Kreider RFA (big raise)
Zucc RFA (raise)
Pouliot UFA (raise)
Sratralman UFA (raise)
Brassard RFA (raise)
Boyle UFA (raise)
J.Moore RFA (big raise),
Carcillo UFA (?)
Falk RFA (raise)
D.Moore UFA (?)
Cally UFA (big raise)
Girardi UFA (raise)
I'm not sure what the #'s will look like but its a closer reality that both Cally and Girardi will be gone with them taking up a lot of cap space if signed. The cap is going to be raised by 7 million and a buyout of Richards will help but we desperately need a number 1 center.
Colorado feels that Stasny is overpaid right now at 6.6 million and they have an overabundance of centers and are not likely going to pay him what he wants so the Rangers have a very legit chance of landing him. Colorado needs help on D and that's where their money will be going. Love Cally, love Girardi, love Richards but with Stasny on the market, bye bye Richards(I'd keep him for less $ if we could). And if Cally and Girardi don't come down, as Kevin said, we will be forced to trade them. If I made an error, lmk....
Girardi is not a Norris trophy canidate.. .so lets stop the. Oh we cant win without him bullshit
so if we do trade him and I hope they do.... bring in a stay at home type rugged dman.. a guy that will clear the crease..... stand people up at the blue line. ... and if need be can drop the gloves to defend Hanks crease.
..If they try and run him as they already have and all Girardi does is grab or skate away..
Trade him. ....
No one is really knocking on the door yet to make letting him go worth a draft pick, especially with the rangers horrible success rate at getting picks into the starting roster. Feel like Giradi should be worth 3.7-4.7 million per. Much more than that, get whatever you can for him.
Perhaps a negotiation tactic by Sather to try and get Girardi to bend to Slat's price? Make it look like no other team wants to pay a premium for him, hence his extension shouldn't be as high as he wants? Push come to shove, you know G will be moved if Slats doesn't think he'll re-sign.
Girardi for McQuaid.... hell they need a Girardi type of defenseman and lord knows we need a defenseman who won't take shit.
@josh930 you didn't make any errors, great post I agree with every single point you made. Derek Stepan, on a Cup team, is a third line center. We desperately need help down the middle as you mentioned. Stastny would be a great addition and can be had for essentially what we will save by buying Richards out. Callahan is asking for money that Vanek will be getting, so if you break it down money wise you can have Stastny and Vanek for the same price (approx. give or take 1 or 2 mil) as Richards and Cally. Granted both of these players will have to want to sign here for 7 million per year. I don't know about you but a first line of Vanek - Stastny -Nash sounds pretty nice. We have the room to make it happen especially if we trade Cally and/or Girardi.
Dude u gotta look at who is signed for next yr to be able to compare.... what's the actual amount available.. going forward for next yr and beyond
. so no we won't be just 2 mil under the cap going forward into next yr..... As of right now we are 2 mil under.....and don't have to sign anyone or can sign anyone that will affect our current cap.... If any new contract is done it will be for next season not now....
don't forget we aren't maxed out, we have 5.3 available right now. that takes care pif a bunch of those moves. speaking of that, the fact that we are in NYC and we are the NY FUCKING RANGERS WHY ARE WE UNDER THE CAP BY 5.3?? THATS A JOKE , FUCKIN DOLAN RAISING PRICES I CANT EVEN GET TO A GAME AND WE ARE UNDER THE CAP? HOPE THEY HAVE SOMETHING PLANNED FOR THE DEADLINE BCUZ WE CAN AFFORD TO ADD A STASTNY AND LOSE NO SALARY AT ALL.
not sure how rf.'s get big raises. john moore is do a big raise? he should get a deduction he sucks
@mando24179 making that type of trade isn't as easy as it sounds. Teams that want to add Girardi want to ADD a stay at home d-man, not just swap one for one...
That's what I mean by looking forward with Cally and Girardi for next year. They will be taking a lot of the cap if signed....
MCILRATH AND A 1ST FOR STASTNY RIGHT NOW, sign him long term and go for le cup this season. its worth not waiting , the east is wide open we should be taking our chances.
It' ad easy ad looking at whats being offered. U have to see and negotiate.... Sather is good at getting really good throw in players who develop into solid if not key pieces for us
Ex McD. Prust etc.... we're throw ins
At all worst take the best that's offered and move on....We can win a cup without Girardi. We haven't won with him....He is in decline as far as playing goes.... He is not aggressive...nor that slight edge he once had is completely gone....
His mistakes on the ice are horrendous at times...he gets pushed around at the crease and gets punked cause opposing player know he will not drop the gloves at ALL......
What I'd want and what I can get are two different things.....If i made a deal I would see what vancouver offers.......for him. Bieksa. Would be nice... . Or another dman.....maybe a prospect or pick included... as an example..... u can package him with cally..... to the AVS, blues. Etc.... Once that gets out. They start to counter offer and the price and rewards go up
@DubiLeetch @josh930 these comments are truly disheartening. For starters, we are 1.7 million under the cap, you are looking at the wrong number on CapGeek. Also, why would we trade away a first round draft pick and one of our best defensive prospects for 2 months worth of time of a player we can sign in the offseason. We are not the islanders, we are the rangers, and we have a good GM no matter how much you or other fans despise him. He has a history of bad signings, but so does every single GM in this league. Not all signings work the way you plan. The magic he works with trades should speak for itself. If we make trades this deadline we should be gaining picks/assets, not giving them away.
@mando24179 ....what you want & get is totally determined by terms exceptred? we are not desperate at all. if anything Sather has shown in recent yrs that patience ,we are not the old style of team building ,this team is a long run style w/ alot in system (chicago is a great example) not built like 93-94 Ranger cup
alot of buying for that yr.we sold 10 yrs of talent on( Doug Weight /Amato alone ) to win it ...
glad we did but we were done and building again following yr. I want a dominating can win the cup type team every yr not a possible shot like this yr but a favorite lkie chicao...
I know we are close to that team a little patience and 2 FA deals ... we can get a lot for and not saddle ourselves w/older talent(G&CAlly) GO Rangers GO!!!