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Forum: Armchair-GMAug 6 at 9:02
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Forum: Armchair-GMAug 20, 2019 at 4:41
Forum: Armchair-GMAug 19, 2019 at 7:12
Thread: Smith
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Josh</b></div><div>There is no need for callups, unless there is an injury. Capwise, they are fine. And thats with no movement.
If there is a move, its to free up additional capspace for ADA and Lemieux - and theyll still be flush to the cap.

Brendan Smith is not the guy you want in Hartford, as the Rangers have made it clear that they want to change the culture in Hartford. He broke his hand punching a teammate last time, so I'm not sure how he'd be good for the kids.

As far as Smith with the Rangers/Quinn - while I agree with you, I am being realistic. Smith can play either side on D, and played the wing last season. So, you wont need your callup you are worried about. And I am also not a fan of this guy getting icetime over anyone, let alone a developing prospect. And that's for NY and Hartford. But Quinn has the hots for him, so I think we are stuck watching him for another 60 games this season.

I'd like to see Rykov, Hajek, Lindgren taking the #6 and #7 d spots... but, again, Quinn hasnt been too fond of the young guys not named Pionk or Howden.</div></div>

Brendan smith fought Letteri in AV’s last year when he was out of shape and banished to Hartford. He came into camp in great shape last season according to everyone, he signed the big deal, got married and got too comfortable. He is far from comfortable and with credible coaches in Hartford this season I am not worried about him being there. You said it yourself Quinn has the hots for him and sometimes you have to take the toys away from a kid if you don’t want them to play with them. Gorton has to make the right move here or Smith will play over a kid on defense or even worse over a Kravstov or Kakko when Quinn is trying to send a message.
Forum: Armchair-GMAug 17, 2019 at 7:00
Thread: Laine
Forum: Armchair-GMAug 17, 2019 at 6:40
Forum: Armchair-GMAug 15, 2019 at 10:41
Forum: Armchair-GMAug 9, 2019 at 10:57
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Spanky227</b></div><div>No, I have him there for a reason. When Vlad was playing with Stamkos and Kucherov he was in the midst of one of his best seasons. He's been a tad unlucky with a PDO under 99, but besides that I really do think he is one of the best plug-n-play players we have (as he can play any role requested). With Panarin and Buchnevich, we have three highly skilled russians on one line-- yes this is more of a 1b line than a 1a line (at least on paper). The purpose of this is that there is a reason Namestnikov hasn't been traded yet, his value is so low that the rangers want to get a better return on their investment into him. What better way to boost his value than to put him in a situation where he can succeed. As we saw with Kevin Hayes, Duchene, etc, teams will overpay for a player that they think will help them win a cup. Do I think a team will pony up a 1st rounder-- he11 no, but a 2nd rounder isn't out of reach if Namestnikov has a solid season. Just look at what Ottawa got for Dzingel who produced on an expanded role in Ottawa after they tanked the last two years, back to back 56 point seasons (they got two 2nds and Duclair). Maybe swap lines one and two and it's more realistic. I think Kreider, Namestnikov, Strome and Fast are gone at the deadline anyway.

Post deadline lines:

Panarin-Zibanejad-(Buchnevich/Kakko/Kravtsov)
(Buch/Kakko/Kravtsov)-Chytil-Buch/Kakko
Lemieux-Andersson-TBD
Nieves-Howden-TBD

For Kreider, I can see a return of various picks (meaning different rounds, not multiple) and Puljujarvi or Tolvanen or another decent prospect that can fill a 3rd line role right now with potential for more.
For Strome/Namestnikov/Fast I can see a return of picks varying from 2nd round through 4th round depending on the season they are having.</div></div>

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but Quinn has stated he sees Zibanejad with Panarin on top line, check the end of this article

<a href="https://amp.lohud.com/amp/1624681001" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://amp.lohud.com/amp/1624681001</a>

I understand your desire to improve Vlad’s trade value but I don’t think he will be here come opening night and playing with Buch and Panarin, for as good as they are is not the same as playing with Stamkos and Kucherov, especially with Vlad playing at center with more defensive responsibilities.