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Forum: Armchair-GMJan 2 at 4:18
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Jimbo1119</b></div><div>For whatever reason lots of Ranger fans are not enamored by Strome...he played to a 40+ point pace last year...on a terrible team...after he was acquired- but many fans dismiss his production as unsustainable due to shooting %....this year he is on a 75 point pace- yet the same fans dismiss this due to his playing with Panarin...I guess the source of dislike of Strome is the assumption that the Rangers will resign him- and his cap hit and roster spot will block out developing any case, since coming to NY- all Strome has done is show he can be a productive player...I think he could be real effective for the Bruins in the 2RW role or 3C/3RW role. And although he has arbitration rights he is RFA this there still is a measure of cost control. The other part of this deal is the cap dump...Backes for Smith (w/retained salary) saves about 3M in cap next year- and Smith should be easy to deal after 7/1 bonus paid because his cap hit will exceed the money owed to him (Ottawa always mentioned as likely to be interested)...<strong>The piece Im not too familiar with here is Heinen...I included him because he's listed as a healthy scratch- yet makes 2.8M...if he is that indispensable, another player can be put in his place</strong>...the important thing for the Rangers is the late 1st.</div></div>

He was healthy scratched one game. Cassidy wanted to " send a message ". He is one of the best defensive winger for our team and we won't move him, since we need to add a winger in our middle-six, not lose one.