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  1. #1
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    Rangers trade Marc Staal to Detroit in salary dump

    The NY Rangers have traded Marc Staal and a 2021 2nd Rd pick to the Detroit RedWings for futures considerations. Staal is in the last year of his contract with a cap hit 5.7 mil. but and actual salary of 3.2 mil.

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    Losing a second round pick is a bit steep but it means, the Rangers now, have additional cap space to re-sign deAngelo.

    The Rangers have a SICK stockpile of good young players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr. Detfink View Post
    losing a second round pick is a bit steep but it means, the rangers now, have additional cap space to re-sign deangelo.

    The rangers have a sick stockpile of good young players.
    ^^^^^^ this ^^^^^^

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    As of now it looks like ADA will be back so:
    Xxxxxx—-Trouba
    Lindgren—Fox
    Xxxx—-ADA

    Looks like ADA will be breaking in a LHD with Miller, Reunanen, Rykov, Hejuk & Crawley fighting for it.
    That #1 LHD spot I can see us bringing in a vet.—it would be too many minutes for a rookie to play tho’ we did break in both Lindgren & Fox last year.

    There is a rumor that Chicago might buyout Olli Maatta. 26 yr old LHD who played under Jacque Martin in Pittsburgh and was on their 2 Stanley Cup teams. He has 2yrs and 8 mil left on his contract. In theory, in theory we could make the same deal for Maatta that we made for Staal. Maatta and a 2021 4th Rd pick for futures consideration.

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    K'Andre Miller is a LHD who will provide the size and skill to pair with Jacob Trouba.

    Trouba's 1st season in New York was very uneven but he was paired with Brady Skjei then Brendan Smith. Pretty much, he was struggling to find his role.

    Lindgren and Fox understand each other's roles. Lindgren is the punisher and Fox is the cerebral assassin.

    If Hajek can keep it together, he can be the punisher while Tony deAngelo can dish like no one's business.

    Nils Lundkvist is a right sided defenseman. It'll be interesting to see where he fits in the equation.

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    Miller is the most obvious player when you think of who’ll most likely be on the team next year. He comes with all the hype, he has the size, speed, Played under Toni Granato in Wisconsin.

    But who’ll take the other LHD spot.

    Rykov and Crawley both are LHD’s and play physical games, both also spent all season in the AHL so in theory if they are ready the next step is the NHL.

    Hajek didn’t look good in his last run in the NHL, but who knows maybe he’s finally ready to play here or with Martin now running the defense he’ll play better under a new system.

    As far as Tarmo Reunanen goes, he’s the wild card. He’s 22 and has played 5 seasons in Finland’s top league. He signed His entry level contract this past year and has yet to be assigned to any European league for the 20-21 season—is there a reason the Rangers haven’t loaned him out?

    This is an excerpt from Dave of the Blueseats blog:

    The Rangers are very thin on left defense. Their top LD following the Brady Skjei trade was Brendan Smith. With Smith likely gone to clear cap space, Ryan Lindgren and Marc Staal are your left defensemen. It’s assumed K’Andre Miller will need a bit of time in the AHL, despite a strong camp showing in July. There’s no need to rush him from the NCAA’s to the pros.

    Since both Yegor Rykov and Libor Hajek are on loan, that leaves Reunanen. Hajek can be recalled, but let’s be real, he wasn’t that good. Based off Hajek’s NHL performance, the Rangers have nothing to lose by seeing what Reunanen can do. Remember, he’s been playing in the top Finnish league for a few years now.

    While certainly not a guarantee to make the club, Reunanen is what the Rangers need right now. He plays a very smart game and is a solid puck mover. Lindgren has been good, but he’s not a noted puck mover. The left side of the defense was exploited by Carolina for their inability to move the puck, and Reunanen partially addresses this.

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    True. Hajek took a step back. I'm willing to give Hajek one more chance because he played injured most of last season.

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    What do you guys think of Brenden Dillon? Big physical defensive defenseman, and a UFA.

    I mentioned Olli Maata a few messaged up as a player we should target, Chicago was rumored to be looking to buy him out. He played under Jacques Martin in Pittsburgh and was on both of Pittsburgh’s Stanley Cup teams. Chicago just dealt him to the Kings with some salary retained ( 750k of his 4 mil. per contract) for a middle if not lower prospect—Cameron Morrison.
    Last edited by Mr.Wiskers; 10-04-2020 at 03:52 PM.

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    The Rangers BADLY need a Center.

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