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NLinfante

Member Since 13 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Jun 28 2015 07:29 AM
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In Topic: Gomez, Clemmensen, Bernier gone

28 June 2015 - 07:08 AM

We may not be a much better team in terms of wins and losses this year, but the organization will be in a better spot. If nothing else, this team will be younger and faster. The young D men will really get a chance to play big minutes consistently with Harrold and Fraser gone. In two years, we could very possibly welcome Zacha and Santini into the NHL lineup too. I appreciate the work that Shero has done already.

 

I dont know who is going to score goals for us, but that might be a problem that cant be fixed this year anyway. It's always possible that a team has some cap issues and we could help take a contact, but that probably would have happened with the flurry of other deals yesterday.

In Topic: Artemi Panarin

01 May 2015 - 09:38 AM

This is all pretty pointless. I think players are far more concerned with where they live as opposed to where the rink is. As others have mentioned, northern NJ has tons of wonderful places to call home and raise families. The fact that players commute to Newark to play is a non factor for a majority of them. Now, is NJ perhaps less desirous than NYC, Chicago or Montreal? Sure, maybe. But it also helps that those teams are wealthy and competitive right now. The vast majority of players want to make as much money as possible and play in the playoffs. 

 

I suppose one other factor may be playing time, line combos, PP usage, etc. 

 

I simply don't believe that if the Rangers moved from MSG in Manhattan to the Bronx it would have any impact on their ability to sign FA's.

In Topic: 2015 Draft Thread

13 April 2015 - 07:58 AM

I'm actually inclined to take Hanifin if he's available at 6 or 7 and I wouldn't have said that 2 months ago. I realize that we have a ton of young D-men and, hopefully, many of them turn out to be solid NHL players. There is clearly a need up front, however, there are many ways we could fix our forward problems. Regardless of how difficult it could be, there are still possible trades and free agency. That's where you hope your GM can work some magic, which he just did with Cory two years ago. 

 

No one is more sick of watching this pathetic attempt at offense than me, but you cant reach for a need when you're drafting in the top 10. If we're in the second or third round and you decide that F's are a priority, so be it.