Dreger: Smoke around McQuaid and Toronto

As the Rangers have finished up their third minor trade –turning two AHL veterans and Cody McLeod into three viable assets– last night, Darren Dreger went on TSN and stated that there could be a connection between the Rangers and Toronto on defenseman Adam McQuaid.

Color me skeptical on this one, because Kyle Dubas is known for being one of the brighter young minds in the NHL and McQuaid is just flat out not good. He’s a right handed defenseman, and Toronto’s blue line is still a bit of a mess even after the Jake Muzzin acquisition, but this seems like a weird match. There’s an argument that his “veteran presence” can help the young Leafs, especially since Ron Hainsey is the elder statesman there.

The Rangers gave up a 4th and a 7th to get him, so getting that or more in return makes it worth while.

14 thoughts on “Dreger: Smoke around McQuaid and Toronto

  • Feb 19, 2019 at 12:10 pm
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    He’s the type of player that could have more value to a team in the playoffs than in the regular season — his speed is an issue but given the right circumstances his intangibles can somewhat outweigh his deficiency.

    • Feb 19, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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      McQuaid should bring a 3rd and a 6th without a doubt

  • Feb 19, 2019 at 12:11 pm
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    As long as somebody takes McQuaid off our hands for something like a 4th & 6th, move him out as he has no future with this team.

  • Feb 19, 2019 at 12:22 pm
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    I will drive McQuaid to the airport.

    • Feb 19, 2019 at 12:53 pm
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      I’ll pay gas and tolls — no need for parking though, just kick him out the door.

  • Feb 19, 2019 at 12:27 pm
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    Please don’t take Zaitsev back. Even if we get a 4th and a seventh from Toronto that would push us back about 17 spaces from our 4th and 7th we gave Boston. Considering Toronto is 17 spots ahead of us in the standings and not factoring in the lottery. Pray we can get a 3rd and a 5th. He may be better off packed in a bigger deal to enhance a return.

  • Feb 19, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    If there is smoke, let’s just hope they have a stash of the good stuff.

    • Feb 19, 2019 at 12:51 pm
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      the good stuff is legal in Canada Swarty

  • Feb 19, 2019 at 1:01 pm
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    If the acquisition of McQ brings back a decent pick, I will be jumping. We knew he was an aging D man…
    Approaching the end of rebuild season UNO, with a small chance at playoffs, are you kidding me!

    SWEET!

    I expected to be feeding along the bottom this year!

  • Feb 19, 2019 at 1:24 pm
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    getting anything back for McQuaid is worth it.
    3 2020 7th rounders so far, maybe they can add 2-3 more…

    McQuaid, the picks sent to acquire him, the picks acquired in his trading. nothing. none. nada. will be an NHL player or have an impact on an NHL team.
    So why give a crap about what the return is or what we traded to get him. Who’s going to wait around 4-5 years just to say “I told you so?”

  • Feb 19, 2019 at 1:29 pm
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    Sure McQuaid and Fast for 2 10th round pick.

    • Feb 19, 2019 at 1:35 pm
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      McQuaid and Fast and a 7th rounder for their 4th rounder

      • Feb 19, 2019 at 2:09 pm
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        Ranger fans clearly were not enamored with Gorton on this pick-up and now Gorton looking to dump him…. Critical time for Gorton and the leadership as the AAA team is worse than Trump’s diet and prospects in Hartford are slow to learn….

  • Feb 20, 2019 at 11:01 am
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    If they go McQuaid for Zaitsev, a pair of short & long dated 1st & 2nd rd picks, I’d perversely be in favor of it.

    Zaitsev is a bum, like that matters on this team for now. He won’t matter as a cap issue for a while, he can be exposed at the expansion draft and after that can be a retained salary bonus baby trade for the last 2 seasons to a team looking to get to the floor

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