Rangers trade Casey Wellman to Florida; Shane Doan visiting New York

July 20, 2012, by

There are two bits of news today, which is rare for late July. The first is that the Rangers have traded forward Casey Wellman to the Florida Panthers for a fifth round pick in the 2014 draft. Wellman was initially acquired with a conditional seventh round pick from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Erik Christensen. In the end, the Rangers essentially dealt Christensen for two draft picks, which is a solid return for a waiver-wire pickup.

Also, the bigger news of the day is that Shane Doan is indeed in New York visiting the team.  He is meeting with management to work on a deal that could potentially bring the winger to Broadway, assuming he doesn’t stay in Phoenix. This is likely just another step in the process of Doan exploring all of his options. He won’t make a decision any time soon, but it’s good to know the Rangers are at least doing what they need to do to woo him.


  1. Section 121 says:

    No need for Semin IF we can get Doan for 2 yrs MAX under $5m per

    • Section 121 says:

      If signed for more than 1 yr, will mean likely not enough $$ for Anisimov, Stepan, Hagelin, McDonagh, & Sauer who will all be in line for raises after next year…

      AA odd man out?

      Depends how much MDZ gets and if we can dump Rupp…

      • Zen says:

        AA doesn’t have long term job security for this team. If some team gave Sather something good for him, he would be gone. Nobody would though.

        • Section 121 says:

          What if Stepan and AA both put up 55 pts this year? Makes it tough to say AA should go as depth down the middle is what teams need to go far.

          Maybe Hagelin is the odd man out? -even though I like his speed. Maybe he only scores 30 pts this year and makes a lower contract more justifiable.

          It’ll be interesting to see how much hard ball is played with all our RFAs next year…

      • mark says:

        What does Rupp have to do with it? His salary is not high..You need to have a physical presence in the regular season.

    • Zen says:

      No need for Semin either way. He would fit with Torts as well as a white guy in Harlem at 2 AM.

      • Scully says:

        There are white guys in harlem at 2AM these days… just not ones that are originally from NY 😉

  2. Zen says:

    I don’t mind Doan as he would fit in well, but if Sather gives him $5M, it better not be for longer than 2 years. Given how many teams will be in on Doan, I’m not sure that is even possible.

  3. SalMerc says:

    I think he is 36. Not the skating/scorer I think we need, but is a 2-way player. 2 year deal max. May make AA & Dubi immediately expendable. Maybe throw in Erixon and see if that brings back Nash.

  4. Mikeyyy says:

    A solid 20 goal guy, great leader.

    They said the same thing about Dreary.

    Don’t like it.

    .60 ppg avg.

    Semin has one of the best shots in the NHL, and most seasons was near 1.0 ppg.

    Which one answers our scoring problems?

  5. sean says:

    What’s the deal with Rupp? Why doesn’t he just become a coach since torts loves him so much

  6. Walt says:

    Doam is a great leader, man of heart, loves the game, but at 36-37?, I say he is too old. That would create a situation where we tie up money on a player that could be over the hill over night.

    For some of us older guys, remember Y A Title, was great, lost the NFL champianship game to the Bears in 63, looked dead in 64, mother time catches up to all of us. The man, Doan is a quality person, but for anything over one year, is too much. Maybe Glen is showing the CBJ to sh*t, or get off the pot with Nash!!!!!

  7. rob sahm says:

    doans not gonna sign here he is trying to bring up his value so maloney signs him

  8. Jxmarts says:

    The Rangers gave up a 7th round pick in 2013 along with Christensen to get Wellman. That pick would be sent to the Wild if Christensen did not resign, which he did not. So the statement that they “essentially dealt Christensen for two draft picks” is incorrect. They traded Christensen + a 7th in 2013 for a 5th in 2014. But considering that Christensen will play in Europe, it’s not a bad deal.