Please stay stubborn Glen Sather

For years I couldn’t stand Glen Sather.  The man steadfastly refused to stop star chasing and as a result the Rangers failed to make any progress, stuck as a perennial borderline playoff team and incapable of putting together a true contender. Sather learned his lesson and now just as stubbornly refuses to abandon his plan of sticking with youth by…

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Filling a hole without opening another hole

Much debate was made over the weekend regarding what the Rangers should give up in a trade for Rick Nash or Bobby Ryan. The rumors were circling, and the general consensus is that the Rangers will need to include Derek Stepan in a package that will land either scoring winger. Both the Ducks and the Blue Jackets covet Stepan as…

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The great debate: should the Rangers be willing to trade Derek Stepan for Bobby Ryan?

Though it has repeatedly been reported that GM Glen Sather considers Derek Stepan “untouchable,” that hasn’t stopped many from debating whether he should be included in trade offers for superstars like Rick Nash and Bobby Ryan. Anaheim is specifically seeking a #2 center-man as part of a package for Ryan and has almost certainly requested Stepan from the Rangers (if the…

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Why the 2012 draft was a clear win

Whether you’re thrilled with the selections of Brady Skjei, Cristoval Nieves, Calle Andersson and Thomas Spelling or not, draft weekend 2012 has to be considered a tremendous success. GM Glen Sather stuck to his firm declaration following the season: “we don’t trade kids.” Sather has taken runs at acquiring Rick Nash, Bobby Ryan and Jordan Staal over the last week. …

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Musings: The Rangers shouldn’t draft a goalie in the first round

Fuss about Fogarty? 2011 third-round pick Steven Fogarty didn’t get a whole lot of attention this year because of the rise of Chris Kreider and stunning point total of Michael St. Croix, but the Penticton Vee had a monster season in his own right.  Fogarty will attend the University of Notre Dame next year where he’ll be more in the…

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Bobby Ryan trade rumors begin again

Add another name to the ever-churning trade rumor mill.  TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that Anaheim GM Bob Murray has been receiving numerous calls regarding 25-year-old left wing Bobby Ryan. You’ll recall that Ryan was in the thick of swirling trade winds in November, but the firing of coach Randy Carlyle quashed those discussions for the 2011-2012 season. But now McKenzie…

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The Obligatory Bobby Ryan Post

As per Nick Kypreos, the Anaheim Ducks are shopping star RW Bobby Ryan. Ryan is an elite talent and he is incredibly young, just 24 years old. The former second overall pick in 2005 has had a bit of a rough go of it to start the year, with “just” 11 points (7-4-11) in 23 games thus far. That is…

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Marc Staal for Bobby Ryan?

With the Marc Staal negotiations at “a chasm”, the Rangers may be put in a position to lose the young defenseman to an offer sheet. However, rumblings out of Anaheim are that Bobby Ryan and Ducks GM Bob Murray are also at odds with the contract negotiations, and Ryan may price himself out of Anaheim. With that said, if the…

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