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Slimtj100
New York Rangers
Location: Inside Dundee’s wifey
Joined: 03.04.2013

May 17 @ 1:39 PM ET
It just goes against everything we’ve done these last few years. Name the last big FA signing that’s worked out for us. I bet if you looked at it league wide about 70-80% of them are regretted after 2 years.
- nyrangers9479

You can’t build a team like that ugh (then you’ll never ever sign a FA again) and you also can’t have a whole team of 18 through 25 yr olds. As currently constituted THEY DONT HAVE A LEADER. Hank is it, but he’s gone in two years. Say what you want about EK, skills, defense, etc but please give him the leadership factor. What he’s done in the past, and right now, tells me all I need to know about that.

Zdeno Chara is 42 for (frank)s sake, sometimes a player is just able to overcome things, like their age
Fenrir
San Jose Sharks
Location: Jesus saves! Satan picks up the rebound...AND SCORES!!, NJ
Joined: 04.02.2015

May 17 @ 1:43 PM ET
You can’t build a team like that ugh (then you’ll never ever sign a FA again) and you also can’t have a whole team of 18 through 25 yr olds. As currently constituted THEY DONT HAVE A LEADER. Hank is it, but he’s gone in two years. Say what you want about EK, skills, defense, etc but please give him the leadership factor. What he’s done in the past, and right now, tells me all I need to know about that.

Zdeno Chara is 42 for (frank)s sake, sometimes a player is just able to overcome things, like their age

- Slimtj100

Or a foot falling off.
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: Rangertown, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

May 17 @ 1:44 PM ET
it's anybody's guess as to what kind of future JD envisions this team taking, (trades, free agents, etc)

anybody's guess

2sticks1puck
New York Rangers
Location: The not quite neutral zone
Joined: 01.31.2019

May 17 @ 1:50 PM ET
You can’t build a team like that ugh (then you’ll never ever sign a FA again) and you also can’t have a whole team of 18 through 25 yr olds. As currently constituted THEY DONT HAVE A LEADER. Hank is it, but he’s gone in two years. Say what you want about EK, skills, defense, etc but please give him the leadership factor. What he’s done in the past, and right now, tells me all I need to know about that.


Zdeno Chara is 42 for (frank)s sake, sometimes a player is just able to overcome things, like their age

- Slimtj100


There’s plenty of examples of a young team doing well. The first good Chicago teams all really grew up together. Sure, they got Hossa and a couple other older complimentary pieces, but Kane, Towes, Keith, etc were all young. Our last good Ranger teams all had a core with a lot of mid 20s players. The current Boston team features Mcavoy, Pasternak, etc. even the defending champs while having Ovechkin won in no small part due to younger guys as Kunetsov, Orlov, etc.

I understand you don’t want Zib as captain, but him being a relative youngster doesn’t effect that. If Kakko/Hughes bursts on the scene they could be one of the leaders from day 1. This whole sign an older guy to be leader is one of the biggest myths in sports. Mess was a great leader not just because of how vocal he was, but because he was one of the top 10 players in NHL history.
Slimtj100
New York Rangers
Location: Inside Dundee’s wifey
Joined: 03.04.2013

May 17 @ 1:50 PM ET
Or a foot falling off.
- Fenrir

Leadership was a huge problem during the last era, I’m going to lose my mind if they don’t address that

I want EK as the captain of my upcoming team

JRR1285
New York Rangers
Location: Making Truffle Butter , NY
Joined: 02.21.2008

May 17 @ 1:51 PM ET
Leadership was a huge problem during the last era, I’m going to lose my mind if they don’t address that

I want EK as the captain of my upcoming team

- Slimtj100



This blog is gonna explode soon.
Slimtj100
New York Rangers
Location: Inside Dundee’s wifey
Joined: 03.04.2013

May 17 @ 1:54 PM ET
This blog is gonna explode soon.
- JRR1285

Yup lol. Thermo Cyber nuclear war
Slimtj100
New York Rangers
Location: Inside Dundee’s wifey
Joined: 03.04.2013

May 17 @ 1:55 PM ET
Carp says Buch is 50/50 coming back
JRR1285
New York Rangers
Location: Making Truffle Butter , NY
Joined: 02.21.2008

May 17 @ 1:55 PM ET
Carp says Buch is 50/50 coming back
- Slimtj100



This is getting (frank)y.
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: Rangertown, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

May 17 @ 1:56 PM ET
This is getting (frank)y.
- JRR1285


all depends on the return
Slimtj100
New York Rangers
Location: Inside Dundee’s wifey
Joined: 03.04.2013

May 17 @ 1:57 PM ET
He says they’re definitely spending
JRR1285
New York Rangers
Location: Making Truffle Butter , NY
Joined: 02.21.2008

May 17 @ 1:58 PM ET
He says they’re definitely spending
- Slimtj100


I'm getting tingly.
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: Rangertown, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

May 17 @ 1:58 PM ET
He says they’re definitely spending
- Slimtj100


blueshirts_fan
New York Rangers
Location: NY
Joined: 01.28.2012

May 17 @ 1:58 PM ET
This blog is gonna explode soon.
- JRR1285


I really don't think there is a comparible blog on this site, most of the blogs have maybe 100 or 200 comments for 30 teams its the off season we just go and go.
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: Rangertown, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

May 17 @ 1:59 PM ET
beige Fischler praying for Karlsson and Panarin

JRR1285
New York Rangers
Location: Making Truffle Butter , NY
Joined: 02.21.2008

May 17 @ 2:01 PM ET
beige Fischler praying for Karlsson and Panarin


- jimbro83



JRR1285
New York Rangers
Location: Making Truffle Butter , NY
Joined: 02.21.2008

May 17 @ 2:01 PM ET
I really don't think there is a comparible blog on this site, most of the blogs have maybe 100 or 200 comments for 30 teams its the off season we just go and go.
- blueshirts_fan



1k comments agrees with you.
JRR1285
New York Rangers
Location: Making Truffle Butter , NY
Joined: 02.21.2008

May 17 @ 2:02 PM ET

- jimbro83



The two chicks are Karlsson and Panarin.
JRR1285
New York Rangers
Location: Making Truffle Butter , NY
Joined: 02.21.2008

May 17 @ 2:02 PM ET
The best part is that if they somehow managed to sign them both that it would be an identical outcome to what Minnesota is now.
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: Rangertown, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

May 17 @ 2:05 PM ET
The best part is that if they somehow managed to sign them both that it would be an identical outcome to what Minnesota is now.
- JRR1285


those guys are both gonna be 35 years old and they still have 6 years left on their deals though

disasters
Slimtj100
New York Rangers
Location: Inside Dundee’s wifey
Joined: 03.04.2013

May 17 @ 2:06 PM ET
beige Fischler praying for Karlsson and Panarin


- jimbro83

He didn’t mention Karlsson at all, lil surprised

He did however mention a Brayden Point offer sheet
JRR1285
New York Rangers
Location: Making Truffle Butter , NY
Joined: 02.21.2008

May 17 @ 2:06 PM ET
those guys are both gonna be 35 years old and they still have 6 years left on their deals though

disasters

- jimbro83



That is insane.
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: Rangertown, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

May 17 @ 2:07 PM ET
He didn’t mention Karlsson at all, lil surprised

He did however mention a Brayden Point offer sheet

- Slimtj100


beige Fischler approves

Slimtj100
New York Rangers
Location: Inside Dundee’s wifey
Joined: 03.04.2013

May 17 @ 2:08 PM ET
beige Fischler approves


- jimbro83

You need to make a Beige Fischler Facebook page
Slimtj100
New York Rangers
Location: Inside Dundee’s wifey
Joined: 03.04.2013

May 17 @ 2:10 PM ET
I’d take Point over Karlsson

Imagine adding Kakko, Panarin, Point, Kravtsov, Fox and Shesty. Ohhhh baby
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