Ryan Kesler traded to Anaheim

June 27, 2014, by

The first shoe has dropped in the 2014 NHL offseason, as Ryan Kesler has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks. The Canucks will get Luca Sbisa, Nick Bonino, and 1st (#24) and 3rd (#84) round picks from Anaheim in exchange for Kesler and a 3rd round pick.

For those wanting the Rangers to trade for Kesler, the Rangers didn’t really have equal pieces there. They didn’t have the first rounder, and for players, it would be close to the equivalent of Carl Hagelin and John Moore.

Update: The Canucks have also dumped defenseman Jason Garrison’s contract, sending him to Tampa Bay with a 7th round pick and the rights to Jeff Costello in exchange for Tampa’s 2nd rounder (#50).

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  1. Leatherneckinlv says:

    If Kesler fetched that, I wonder what St Louis and Staal would get us. That is pretty cheap. I love how Anaheim has established itself. They are a team to be reckoned with for a long while. That is how I wish the Rangers had molded themselves. They keep getting better and still have youth.
    The Cup is going to circulate in the west for a good few years between Anaheim, Kings, Blues, Chicago with pushes from the AV’s and Sharks.

    • Hatrick Swayze says:

      Anaheim has done a wonderful job…really came to fruition in the 03 draft where they got Getzlaf and Perry.

      Funny fact about that SUPER DEEP draft class (spoiler… has nothing to do with Hugh Jessiman)

      Brian Boyle picked #26 overall by LA
      Corey Perry picked #28 overall by ANA

      • Leatherneckinlv says:

        It all starts from within. You build with picks and add pieces with depth. Depth comes from draft picks. The trade and free agency approach is for teams who are wishful. Another fact is a team must implode and draft high for a couple of years to have true assets. I as a fan and understanding this would not have a cow if we were top 5 pick for a few years. What I do know is that the fairy tale that was is over. I do not think we are good enough to compete for the cup and our depth s lacking as s evident by all the talk of which rookies or free agents we will sign and play.
        I personally do not like the texture of this team much but there are good players in place. Just my opinion folks.

        • Leatherneckinlv says:

          Whoever disliked this must be a noob

          • Walt says:

            Every post I make, there is a dip stick who automatically dislikes it, and gives it a thumbs down. Really, who gives a crap, but they have to play their games. I have to agree with your post just the same, and for that I’ll get at least 6-7 downers. Semper Fi

  2. Rangers Fan in Boston says:

    Unrelated, but noteworthy:

    Darren Dreger is reporting the Coyotes are considering a (non-compliance) buyout of Mike Ribeiro’s contract.

    There are some red flags here (most notably Tippett’s assessment of his commitment), but if this happens the Rangers have to look into it. A disapointing season (from a production standpoint – his possession stats were still solid) may lower his price and on a one year make good contract (similar to what Grabovski did last season), the fit is there.


    • Dave says:

      Pass. Awful #fancystats.

      • Rangers Fan in Boston says:

        Playing devil’s advocate here:

        5 on 5 stats were positive from last season:
        CF% (53%)
        RelCorsi (+3.2%)
        P/60: 1.54 (Nash: 1.28, Richards 1.42)

        The stat that sticks out for me was his deployment, which was at 71% zone start%. He was sheltered, but so was Brad Richards (66% – Ribeiro would be replacing Richards in that role).

        I believe historically he’s has been a solid powerplay scorer also.

  3. TxRanger says:

    You guys didn’t think the ball dropped when Scott Hartnell got traded to Columbus? LOL…

    Seriously though, I can’t imagine him and that many ex-Rangers getting along too well.

    • Rangers Fan in Boston says:

      That stuff rarely carries over. Hartnell’s a guy I’m sure you appreciate when he’s on your team.

  4. TxRanger says:

    While that might be true, I seem to remember some players and Dubi especially having issues with Brashear, and that it was enough for him to be sent to the minors.