As for the Rangers, the first playoff team in NHL history to produce the Norris Trophy winner:
1. Of course, Phillip Danault would look great wearing a “shirt” next season, as well as Blake Coleman and Barclay Goodrow. There aren’t too many questions about that.
The three upcoming free agents currently playing in the final – Danault for Montreal, Coleman and Goodrou for Tampa Bay – all of this reinforces and crushes the subtle substances that Rangers lack. They all fit.
But GM Chris Drury needs to clear the space to add one of them. I’m not talking about the cap area. I am referring to a gap in content that does not currently exist. Where are these tentative additions going, where are they playing, who will replace them?
That’s the interest in rangers. That’s a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in four years and there’s no opening. I think it’s because of all the prospects you have to play, but it’s kind of a funny situation.
The team will have to gather under the leadership of incoming coach Gerard Gallant and rediscover themselves, but that’s not possible unless Drew performs a similar home cleanup with the lineup he plays, as he will have an impact on his front office. ‘rsatdi.
I left Zach Hayman as an expected free agent to influence Rangers, although he could and could be a key candidate in alternative circumstances. Do you know why?
Because he’s a left wing, that’s why. It doesn’t matter who the left wing is and what qualities he adds, there’s no place for him in a team lined up with Artemi Panarin, Chris Craider and Alexis Lafrenier. What do you say? By hitting one to the right?
Well, then forget that Vitaly Kravtsov will be in the top ten with current leaders Pavel Buchnevich and Kaapo Kakko and will play the top six roles. Also, does anyone want to rework Lafreniere or Kreider on the wrong side?
Is Danault the center of the third row? If the deal makes sense, fine with me, but what about Philip Chitil? Or do you think the checks will disappear before you celebrate your 22nd birthday in early September?
Now explain to me that there is an opening for Morgan Barron, if he is not in the fourth row, in the middle or on the wing.
Yes, Gallant said at an introductory briefing last week that he is not a fan of kids playing in the fourth row like any coach. But where is the place for Barron in the top nine?
Drury must deal with imports and exports, just like Art Vandelay. GM cannot add a player without removing it. And so the “two” or “tip” unit makes sense for Rangers. Because they can’t solve their shortcomings without relocating the current leaders.
2. Baseball front offices realized this 15 years ago. When a player with a big contract is bought, the money affects the revenue. Or definitely needed. That’s why it would be crazy for any team to meet Buffalo GM Kevin Adams ’bizarre demands in exchange for Jack Eichel.
Getting a $ 10 million-a-year hit in the flat cover period over the next five years will be a trade-off. If Buffalo is willing to eat 50 percent of it, then it will be more expensive to come back. For $ 10 million a year, probably one high-quality roster player, prospect and number one. Another asset will be added for $ 5 million.
3. I’m not arguing or suggesting that David Quinn should have been put back on the back seat for the fourth year in a row. There had to be a lot of load to take to next season. A new voice was needed.
But rising from a man vying to sign up as a rocker in 2019-20 to the recognition of Adam Fox as the second-best defender in the league, players need to be reminded that he developed and improved the game for Quinn.
Those who declare Fox as a finished product when he arrives are talking nonsense. They are ignorant, willingly or unwillingly.
Quinn married Ryan Lindgren-Fox. Both have improved. Both developed under great responsibility. Pavel Buchnevich improved under Quinn. Mika Zibanejad played his best year in Quinn during his career. Panarin did the same. Ryan Strom did the same. K’Andre Miller forced the beginners team to play in Quinn.
It should be remembered.