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What should we do

Created by: KSingh123
Initial Creation Date: Jul 13, 2021
Published: Jul 13 at 2:07
Team: 2021-22 New York Rangers
Team Explanation
Which center would you want and what do you think it’s a realistic trade?
Which free agents do you think we could sign that fill our needs?
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Shesterkin, Igor6$5,500,000
Buchnevich, Pavel5$5,750,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Agent, Free3$925,000
Agent, Free3$925,000
Agent, Free3$925,000
Trades
NYR
  1. Eichel, Jack
BUF
    NYR
    1. Monahan, Sean
    CGY
      NYR
      1. Stamkos, Steven
      TBL
        NYR
        1. Kuznetsov, Evgeny
        WSH
          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
          28$81,500,000$102,943,135$0$8,400,000-$21,443,135
          Left WingCenterRight Wing
          NYR
          Panarin, Artemi
          $11,642,857
          LW
          NMC
          UFA - 5
          NYR
          Zibanejad, Mika
          $5,350,000
          C
          NMC
          UFA - 1
          NYR
          Kakko, Kaapo
          $925,000
          RW
          RFA - 1
          NYR
          Lafrenière, Alexis
          $925,000
          LW
          RFA - 2
          NYR
          Strome, Ryan
          $4,500,000
          C, RW
          UFA - 1
          NYR
          Buchnevich, Pavel
          $5,750,000
          RW, LW
          UFA - 4
          NYR
          Kreider, Chris
          $6,500,000
          LW
          NMC
          UFA - 6
          Agent, Free
          $925,000
          NYR
          Kravtsov, Vitali
          $925,000
          RW
          RFA - 1
          Agent, Free
          $925,000
          NYR
          Rooney, Kevin
          $750,000
          RW, C
          UFA - 1
          NYR
          Blackwell, Colin
          $725,000
          C, RW
          UFA - 1
          NYR
          Howden, Brett
          $885,000
          C
          RFA - 1
          BUF
          Eichel, Jack
          $10,000,000
          C
          UFA - 5
          CGY
          Monahan, Sean
          $6,375,000
          C
          NTC
          UFA - 2
          TBL
          Stamkos, Steven
          $8,500,000
          C, RW
          NMC
          UFA - 3
          WSH
          Kuznetsov, Evgeny
          $7,800,000
          C
          NTC
          UFA - 4
          Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
          NYR
          Lindgren, Ryan
          $3,000,000
          LD
          RFA - 3
          NYR
          Fox, Adam
          $925,000
          RD
          RFA - 1
          NYR
          Shesterkin, Igor
          $5,500,000
          G
          UFA - 4
          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
          Agent, Free
          $925,000
          NYR
          Lundkvist, Nils
          $925,000
          RD
          RFA - 3
          NYR
          Kinkaid, Keith
          $825,000
          G
          UFA - 1
          NYR
          Jones, Zachary
          $925,000
          LD
          RFA - 2
          NYR
          Bitetto, Anthony
          $737,500
          LD
          UFA - 1

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          Jul 13 at 2:14
          #1
          Joined: Apr 2018
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          Eichel: maybe
          Monahan: definitely not
          Stamkos: maybe
          Kuznetsov: please no
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          Jul 13 at 2:14
          #2
          Joined: May 2017
          Posts: 1,675
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          None of the above lol. Like Hard Hard No on Stamkos, just way to injury prone. Kuzy and Monahan arent that big of upgrades on Strome. Eichel is the best possible addition but the price is all that matters.
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          Jul 13 at 2:14
          #3
          Joined: Sep 2020
          Posts: 986
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          Those are 4 wildly different options lol.

          Eichel makes sense.

          Monahan is a pray for a bounce back but possible.

          Kuzy will be hard as WSH would want win now pieces back and I don't see these teams doing each other any favors.

          Stammer is spent and doens't make a lot of sense for NYR at this point

          I would start off by stating your thoughts on Strome and then maybe see what other options are out there. Maybe like Kadri or someone
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          Jul 13 at 2:28
          #4
          Potvin sucks
          Joined: Aug 2020
          Posts: 1,870
          Likes: 791
          The only center who makes sense for the Rangers to buy is Jack Eichel, but he's a pipe dream. Find free agents/trade partners to fix the 4th line and 3LD, give Filip Chytil the 3C.
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          Jul 13 at 2:35
          #5
          Always have 2018
          Joined: May 2021
          Posts: 225
          Likes: 59
          You should acquire Eichel then retain half his salary and trade to the Caps for Kuzy one for one
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          Jul 13 at 2:41
          #6
          Blueshirts30
          Joined: Jul 2021
          Posts: 27
          Likes: 3
          No on all of those centers. I feel we should go out and get free agents like Derek Ryan, Luke Glendening, and/or Phillip Danault.

          Eichel is just too unknown at this time
          Stammer is a hard pass just due to the injuries and his cap
          Monahan and Kuzy are an easy no. Not good anymore
          Jul 13 at 2:50
          #7
          Thread Starter
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          Quoting: sign_Kravtsov74
          No on all of those centers. I feel we should go out and get free agents like Derek Ryan, Luke Glendening, and/or Phillip Danault.

          Eichel is just too unknown at this time
          Stammer is a hard pass just due to the injuries and his cap
          Monahan and Kuzy are an easy no. Not good anymore


          I like the idea of danault but I’m pretty sure Montreal keeps him
          Jul 13 at 2:55
          #8
          Thread Starter
          Joined: Sep 2020
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          Quoting: Meeqs
          Those are 4 wildly different options lol.

          Eichel makes sense.

          Monahan is a pray for a bounce back but possible.

          Kuzy will be hard as WSH would want win now pieces back and I don't see these teams doing each other any favors.

          Stammer is spent and doens't make a lot of sense for NYR at this point

          I would start off by stating your thoughts on Strome and then maybe see what other options are out there. Maybe like Kadri or someone


          I don’t mind strome he works well with panarin but he’s not great at face-offs and isn’t great defensively
          Jul 13 at 2:57
          #9
          Thread Starter
          Joined: Sep 2020
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          Quoting: BSpadaro83
          None of the above lol. Like Hard Hard No on Stamkos, just way to injury prone. Kuzy and Monahan arent that big of upgrades on Strome. Eichel is the best possible addition but the price is all that matters.


          Yeah good point I’m just not too sure on eichel based on his injury
          Jul 13 at 3:05
          #10
          Joined: Sep 2020
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          Quoting: KSingh123
          I don’t mind strome he works well with panarin but he’s not great at face-offs and isn’t great defensively


          My point is if you are moving on from him or not as that changes what you can do and how its done
          Jul 14 at 10:12
          #11
          Joined: Jul 2021
          Posts: 21
          Likes: 10
          Edited Jul 14 at 1:46
          Interesting thought exercise! As far as those four centers go, I'm not sold on any of them. If I had to pick one to target in a trade, it would likely be Eichel, but the return demanded by BUF will be far too high for it to be worth it (especially with some unknowns surrounding Eichel's health).

          I think there are some options in FA this year. Some that come to mind are TOR forward Zach Hyman (not a center, but can play up and down the lineup) and NSH center Mikael Granlund (if SEA does not take on the contract of Matt Duchene, thereby freeing up cap space for NSH to resign him).

          I personally like Ryan Strome playing with Panarin, so I wouldn't move him (yet). Keeping him then gives us a little center depth (Mika-Strome-Chytil), so we could instead target a Top-6 wing in FA or via trade, at least for the short term. Bear in mind, we do also need to keep Top-6 wing positions (and salary cap space) available for future seasons with the likes of Kakko, Lafreniere, and Kravtsov demanding more ice time and higher pay.

          Update: Thinking about this a bit more, a couple trade options that might work (due to their success under Gerard Gallant with VGK) are forward Reilly Smith and defenseman Nate Schmidt. Smith can play down the middle (although he hasn't done so recently) and brings some proven goal scoring that has to be defended (taking away some resources from defending Panarin, Mika, and our young wingers). Schmidt was a solid two-way presence in Vegas, but has struggled in VAN and could use a fresh start. We may need to offload some salary to make either of these deals possible without backing ourselves into a corner for next off-season.
          Jul 15 at 2:33
          #12
          Blueshirts30
          Joined: Jul 2021
          Posts: 27
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          Quoting: KSingh123
          I like the idea of danault but I’m pretty sure Montreal keeps him


          Yeah 100%. I don't know if they can afford to sign all of Armia Danault and Perry though. We'll see what happens
           
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