Bergen Record - Rangers' Cam Talbot adds to storybook start
New York Post - Sather must decide: Is dealing Girardi best for Rangers?
New York Times - Out of the Wilderness and Into the Olympic Spotlight
@TheNYRBlog Do you tweet your actual breakfast? If so, I'm jealous of the variety.
@TheNYRBlog Kev, why did they send Allen down? Any reason?
"This is the hypothetical Sather must be prepared to address: Would the Rangers be closer to the Stanley Cup with Girardi and Callahan signed to long-term contracts or with the four high-end prospects obtained in their places through lend-lease?
Losing either, or both, would represent an immediate step back, of that there is no doubt. But it is always worthwhile to take one step back in order to take two or three steps forward.
And it is far, far more worthwhile than standing in place, which for years generally has been somewhere between sixth and ninth in the East."
I'll admit I've flip-flopped on this worse than John Kerry. Part of me feels theres value to keeping a core together in order to attract the right free agents next off season, but Larry makes a good 10,000-foot-view point: If keeping the same guys means the same results, then what are we really investing in? Being a playoff bubble team?
My concerns though, would stay the same: Hank isn't getting any younger, and Draft Picks from Stanley Cup Contenders don't usually turn into NHL ready players the way a 1st or 2nd pick would. The prospects that we'd get for dealing these guys would need to be ready to play with Kreider, Nash, Miller, McDonagh, Staal and Hank next season.
SO i guess we got another loss tonight with Hank starting. Great to see Talbot get rewarded for his consistent playing. Such bs if Talbot doesn't get this start.
I would see what's their value on the open market....injuries and desperation to compete with rival moves... in their quest for cup can net us some interesting returns. ..
DelZero needs to go... and should have already been gone...add him with another piece and get what we can get and be done with it....
We are not gonna compete for a cup this yr.... We have to face that fact.. i will wash this yr to be able to compete for one next 5 to 10 yrs
Question: if a player gets leased out, when he hits free agency can he resign with his previous team, not sure of there are restrictions on that
Re:Larry Brooks.Man I hope Sather has the guts to deal both Girardi and Callahan.Its so cold, but so necessary.Its a business after all is said and done.Rangers would suffer now but I think its possible this particular Jekyll/Hyde team can take the hit and survive into the playoffs and would also get a big payoff.(spectacular payoff is closer to the truth)It is totally worth trying.Everyone who throws their arms up and says "Impossible!"is looking through rose tinted glasses somewhat.There is a real necessary essential benefit to this trade.
@Paulie_NYR94 To make room for Carcillo and I think they're giving Del Zotto one last chance.
@johnnyb3910 One thing is that Glen Sather is a slick dealer.If he really gets working the phones and his connections, there might be maximum return for the two Ranger stars.
I think there aren't any restrictions A contract is a contract- once it ends, its over.
@mlsrangerYes, if the Rangers trade Callahan or Girardi at the trade deadline they can re-sign them this off-season.
@fs2020@johnnyb3910That's true. And if he find the right trade partner, they may be short-sighted enough to let a good prospect walk for a run at the cup. A team like San Jose might be desperate enough to make a strong push that they'd trade anything.
Either way, I just hope that if these guys get moved, its to Western Conference teams. I know their both UFAs, but if either of these guys went to a strong team like the Bruins, they may be very tempted to stay there and drive us nuts for years to come.