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Playoffs

Created by: mauston_atthews
Initial Creation Date: May 1, 2021
Published: May 1 at 12:24
Team: 2021-22 New York Rangers
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Lundkvist, Nils3$894,167
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Buchnevich, Pavel5$5,500,000
Lindgren, Ryan3$3,500,000
Chytil, Filip3$3,500,000
Shesterkin, Igor6$6,500,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Di Giuseppe, Phillip1$950,000
Trades
NYR
    SEA
    1. Hájek, Libor [RFA Rights]
    Buyouts
    • Henrik Lundqvist: $1,500,000
    • Kevin Shattenkirk: $1,433,333
    • Dan Girardi: $1,111,111
    • Brad Richards: $0
    • Anthony Deangelo: $383,334
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
    NYR
    NYR
    BUF
    NYR
    LAK
    OTT
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    2022
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    2023
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    NYR
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    20$81,500,000$70,714,802$0$8,400,000$10,785,198
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    NYR
    Panarin, Artemi
    $11,642,857
    LW
    NMC
    UFA - 5
    NYR
    Zibanejad, Mika
    $5,350,000
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 1
    NYR
    Buchnevich, Pavel
    $5,500,000
    RW, LW
    RFA
    NYR
    Kreider, Chris
    $6,500,000
    LW
    NMC
    UFA - 6
    NYR
    Strome, Ryan
    $4,500,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 1
    NYR
    Kakko, Kaapo
    $925,000
    RW
    RFA - 1
    NYR
    Lafrenière, Alexis
    $925,000
    LW
    RFA - 2
    NYR
    Chytil, Filip
    $3,500,000
    C, LW
    RFA
    NYR
    Kravtsov, Vitali
    $925,000
    RW
    RFA - 1
    NYR
    Di Giuseppe, Phillip
    $950,000
    LW
    UFA
    NYR
    Blackwell, Colin
    $725,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 1
    NYR
    Rooney, Kevin
    $750,000
    RW, C
    UFA - 1
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    NYR
    Lindgren, Ryan
    $3,500,000
    LD
    RFA - 3
    NYR
    Fox, Adam
    $925,000
    RD
    RFA - 1
    NYR
    Shesterkin, Igor
    $6,500,000
    G
    RFA
    NYR
    Miller, K'Andre
    $925,000
    LD
    RFA - 2
    NYR
    Trouba, Jacob
    $8,000,000
    RD
    NMC
    UFA - 5
    NYR
    Georgiev, Alexandar
    $2,425,000
    G
    RFA - 1
    NYR
    Jones, Zachary
    $925,000
    LD
    RFA - 2
    NYR
    Lundkvist, Nils
    $894,167
    RD
    RFA - 3
    Taxi Squad
    NYR
    Kinkaid, Keith
    $825,000 ($0)
    G
    UFA - 1

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    May 1 at 12:30
    #1
    Ragsandbluesfan
    Joined: Nov 2017
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    Move laf up 2 and kravtsov up 1
    May 1 at 2:24
    #2
    Joined: May 2018
    Posts: 428
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    Team is still way to soft to ever win in the playoffs. Tons of talent with little grit and even less leadership. Until Gorton gets this team some real muckers and gritty forwards, that will go to the net, bang bodies and drop the gloves when needed, it's going to be more of the same as we saw this year. Beat up on other soft teams with all their talent and get squashed by big, physical teams that play hockey to win and not just look good. He should try getting guys like Marcus Foligno, Garnet Hathaway and Adam Lowry and forget giving up the kitchen sink to get another soft player in Eichel. Build a real "identity" line to counter teams like the fiststicks. They have enough talent....they need some BALLS.
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    May 1 at 8:07
    #3
    FoxCzarCup
    Joined: Apr 2016
    Posts: 4,029
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    Quoting: delneggs
    Team is still way to soft to ever win in the playoffs. Tons of talent with little grit and even less leadership. Until Gorton gets this team some real muckers and gritty forwards, that will go to the net, bang bodies and drop the gloves when needed, it's going to be more of the same as we saw this year. Beat up on other soft teams with all their talent and get squashed by big, physical teams that play hockey to win and not just look good. He should try getting guys like Marcus Foligno, Garnet Hathaway and Adam Lowry and forget giving up the kitchen sink to get another soft player in Eichel. Build a real "identity" line to counter teams like the fiststicks. They have enough talent....they need some BALLS.


    Amen! We could be the only 2 NYR fans on cf to see the painful reality...
    23 cap is the problem, they'd have to be (def/agressive bottom 6) 1yr UFAs Krejci, Foligno... or trade for Reaves, Motte... or Beecher, Comtois...
    Only tradeable cap: Buch, Strome, Georgiev then eventually Lindgren and possibly not overpaying on Zib
    May 1 at 9:18
    #4
    Jimbo1119
    Joined: May 2019
    Posts: 538
    Likes: 134
    Quoting: delneggs
    Team is still way to soft to ever win in the playoffs. Tons of talent with little grit and even less leadership. Until Gorton gets this team some real muckers and gritty forwards, that will go to the net, bang bodies and drop the gloves when needed, it's going to be more of the same as we saw this year. Beat up on other soft teams with all their talent and get squashed by big, physical teams that play hockey to win and not just look good. He should try getting guys like Marcus Foligno, Garnet Hathaway and Adam Lowry and forget giving up the kitchen sink to get another soft player in Eichel. Build a real "identity" line to counter teams like the fiststicks. They have enough talent....they need some BALLS.


    You are right on your assessment that they are not "there" yet in terms of being ready to compete in the playoffs...but the problem isn't so much a lack of muckers...it's more a lack of a plan to compete against the teams (the good NHL teams) that limit space on the ice...and that's what it takes to play playoff hockey...this is a coaching issue- DQ is not up to making the adjustments needed to go from feasting on the crap teams that provide plenty of space to teams like the Isles that make you fight for every inch of the ice.

    Listen- I'm all for adding big, tough guys to the team...as long as they can play hockey. But additions they've made in recent years to "toughen up " the lineup have been a disaster...Tanner Glass and other "fighters" they've added have been a big liability for the marginal advantage of being able to win a fight. That said- every team should be as fortunate to have the Isles 4th line...if the Rangers could add a Czikas- absolutely do it...but whoever they add- will make no difference if the head coach can't make adjustments and the team is always playing to the opponents' strengths.
    May 1 at 12:43
    #5
    Joined: May 2018
    Posts: 428
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    Quoting: Jimbo1119
    You are right on your assessment that they are not "there" yet in terms of being ready to compete in the playoffs...but the problem isn't so much a lack of muckers...it's more a lack of a plan to compete against the teams (the good NHL teams) that limit space on the ice...and that's what it takes to play playoff hockey...this is a coaching issue- DQ is not up to making the adjustments needed to go from feasting on the crap teams that provide plenty of space to teams like the Isles that make you fight for every inch of the ice.

    Listen- I'm all for adding big, tough guys to the team...as long as they can play hockey. But additions they've made in recent years to "toughen up " the lineup have been a disaster...Tanner Glass and other "fighters" they've added have been a big liability for the marginal advantage of being able to win a fight. That said- every team should be as fortunate to have the Isles 4th line...if the Rangers could add a Czikas- absolutely do it...but whoever they add- will make no difference if the head coach can't make adjustments and the team is always playing to the opponents' strengths.


    The 3 players I mentioned can all play hockey, but are also big and physical players that take the body and will stand up if needed. I'm not advocating for a goon, but I am saying you can't win in the play offs without this element on the team, and the Rangers don't have it. IMO, they are not willing to pay for these type players. Foligno gets $3.1 a year and Lowry $3.5. They want this type player for a million or so, which won't get them. They have to stop overpaying for skill guys like Kreider, and pay more for some real bottom 6 guys. A team needs to be well rounded, not just all soft skill guys.
    May 1 at 12:49
    #6
    Joined: May 2018
    Posts: 428
    Likes: 96
    Quoting: DoubleADoubleK
    Amen! We could be the only 2 NYR fans on cf to see the painful reality...
    23 cap is the problem, they'd have to be (def/agressive bottom 6) 1yr UFAs Krejci, Foligno... or trade for Reaves, Motte... or Beecher, Comtois...
    Only tradeable cap: Buch, Strome, Georgiev then eventually Lindgren and possibly not overpaying on Zib


    I don't think Ranger management values this type of player enough. They would rather pay $1 million/year for a guy like Tanner Glass than pay Marcus Foligno $3.1 or Lowry $3.5 a year. I think that is a huge mistake. Imagine a line with Foligno on LW, Lowry at C and Rooney on RW. All three are physical and willing to stand up for themselves and teammates, and Lowry wins lots of faceoffs. They cost more but they are a big upgrade over what they have. You have to pay for quality, and until Gorton and JD buy into that, they will continue to be a soft as Charmin team.
    May 1 at 5:37
    #7
    Jimbo1119
    Joined: May 2019
    Posts: 538
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    Quoting: delneggs
    The 3 players I mentioned can all play hockey, but are also big and physical players that take the body and will stand up if needed. I'm not advocating for a goon, but I am saying you can't win in the play offs without this element on the team, and the Rangers don't have it. IMO, they are not willing to pay for these type players. Foligno gets $3.1 a year and Lowry $3.5. They want this type player for a million or so, which won't get them. They have to stop overpaying for skill guys like Kreider, and pay more for some real bottom 6 guys. A team needs to be well rounded, not just all soft skill guys.


    Have to admit...I agree with this- but not your take on Kreider. Krieder is a sort of weird player....disappears for stretches- sometimes games...then when he gets "back into the game" he can play with skill AND he can play the tough brand of tooth and nail hockey with the best of them. But you're absolutely right: for bottom dollar you might find an occasional reclamation project who is a temporary quick fix (like Blackwell)...but you're not going to consistently find the combination of skill and physicality that you need to build around....but no matter who you fill out the roster with- if the team is poorly coached, the teams that are well coached will always have their way with your team.
     
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