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Forum: Armchair-GMMay 30 at 1:27
Thread: Lets Go
At that point Rangers should keep Strome..

Banking heavy on Chytil to take over 2c and replacing 3c with Dickinson is less than a lateral move; and according to **** Dolan its playoffs or bust. If NYR trade Strome and leaves everyone else where they are; they're looking for 2c. but has to be for the right move and I'm not really sure thats out there.

-Eichel is going to cost us, Reinhart is also going to cost us,
-Malkin is not getting moved within the division
-ROR is getting up there but certainly has leadership we're looking for (and may potentially be able to pluck dunn with the right players)
-RNH is most likely not leaving Canada
-Tampa's Arena Security would shoot you on spot if there was an NYR point jersey in the stands.. so where are we looking? (my poor attempt at humor)

Strome is going to be the guy, and that's not exactly a bad thing. He has unbelievable chemistry with Bread, not to mention the rest of the team and if he puts up another season like the past two he's going to make a great chip at the deadline, because NYR won't be able to afford him after next year and (as you pointed out) It will be time for Chytil to step up or shut up & they need will need to recoup as much as possible.

All told I think the Rangers honestly hold on a center, and try to beef up the flanks on bottom six and add a vet to the blue line. I'd also love a hank reunion but.. that doesn't happen without moving Georgiev. Can certainly have a convo with Edmonton about that..

Side note: Isn't it also AMAZING.... AMAZING... that we got Strome for Spooner.. Also equally amazing that the Islanders traded Strome for Eberle, but I digress..
Forum: Armchair-GMMay 30 at 12:50
Forum: Armchair-GMMay 27 at 1:24
Thread: Barkov
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>villenash</b></div><div>If Barkov walks, he's easily making more money than that. FLA would be ecstatic to grab him at that price, even $10m, and they'd give him the full 8 years. If Barkov hits FA, the Tavares contract is probably pretty close to what he gets.</div></div>

Barkov would also be a silly sally to walk away from 10 million (he'll make 10..) in a state with no income tax!

Rangers don't need another high priced center; they need one that can win face-offs. Their offense was top ten in the league (minus pp which is odd..but they love to pass (up opportunities) on the man advantage). Winning face-offs means more possession, means more chances in the offensive zone, means more goals for a team that was already scoring goals with the best of 'em. We have the scorers and playmakers; and the future.. we can't mortgage it because we have one summer with 24 million to play with.

What they need to focus on is the defensive side of the puck. They need to go out and hunt for a solid two way center, and add some tough vets to the bottom six; since our middle two lines were quite literally a mirror images (and obviously the talent gap). As much as I love Smitty; they need someone like him with a little more talent and who knows.. maybe Lundkvist doesn't sign and we keep Smith around, while adding another defensive minded defensemen for the right side.

I'm in purgatory as much as the rest of Rangers nation. I'm sure this is the furthest thing from a correct answer and I'm sure i'll be flamed for this response .. but to me they have the offense; they just need to round out the defensive side. If they can do that without selling the farm, hand out the right contracts and save some cap space; they've taken the right steps forward and are ahead of schedule.
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