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Thread: There is Interest in Rangers' Defenseman and Pending UFA Nick Holden

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    Quote Originally Posted by torontonyr View Post
    Rumor is his bank isn't even giving him interest.
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    Jokes aside, it's early. Holden isn't the type of player you target weeks out, but the one you settle on after all is said / done.

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    Pionk isn’t much of a prospect. Ranger fans think so but reality is he’s not close to a top 100 guy league wide. Doesn’t mean he has no chance but those penciling him in for anything nhl wise should probably do some homework.

    I won’t miss Holden one bit. If I have to play a below average in every facet defenseman it might as well be somebody with an edge. Holden maybe the most nondescript player I’ve ever seen. How can you describe him?
    Is he
    Physical. No
    Skate well. No
    Good transition. No
    Shut down guy. No

    Ok what does he do well? I can’t explain av’s love for him. Oh and remember Patrick Roy called av and told him he’s a hall of fame defenseman. I’m so fucking sick of hearing that story and if true it explains why Roy is out of coaching

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    He leads the team in hits



    Again, he's not great, but he's been a solid 6/7. Unfortunately, he's been given much more responsibility, and he hasn't been worse than those he replaced, regardless of where he's been in the lineup.

    I hope we can get a decent pick and Or prospect for him.
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    As a 6 or 7 fine. I agree it’s not his fault but he won’t be missed. Little difference between him and ksmpfer

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    Kampfer is in the press box. Holden is on the top pair.

    I'd say that's a difference.

    I don't mind Kampfer, either. It's not their fault others have underperformed.

    I think we can all expect more from Smith next season (not high on him, but not down and out, either.). Shattenkirk and McDonagh need to step it up. Skjei wasn't good in the early part of the season, either. That's your top 4, underperforming. We could have had Staal (was having a good season) and Holden/Deangelo as the bottom pair, which would have been good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatfrancesa View Post
    As a 6 or 7 fine. I agree it’s not his fault but he won’t be missed. Little difference between him and ksmpfer
    I think of them both as perfect 7s, rather than a young guy who should be playing. Holden cause he can jump in on any side in case of injury and Kampfer cause he can skate and hit.

    But this is silly. Holden is a UFA. We will enjoy the 3rd rounder we get for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Kampfer is in the press box. Holden is on the top pair.

    I'd say that's a difference.

    I don't mind Kampfer, either. It's not their fault others have underperformed.

    I think we can all expect more from Smith next season (not high on him, but not down and out, either.). Shattenkirk and McDonagh need to step it up. Skjei wasn't good in the early part of the season, either. That's your top 4, underperforming. We could have had Staal (was having a good season) and Holden/Deangelo as the bottom pair, which would have been good.
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    I really donít mind holden. Iíve had bigger issues with mcd, Smith, staal and even shattenkirk this season than I have with Holden.

    With that said if someoneís willing to pay a decent amount then by all means take it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by So Nashty View Post
    I really donít mind holden. Iíve had bigger issues with mcd, Smith, staal and even shattenkirk this season than I have with Holden.

    With that said if someoneís willing to pay a decent amount then by all means take it.


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    Agreed. Smith is/was much more frustrating than holden has been this season.

    Holden is just an easy target. That stache he was rocking looked like he should be on pedo propaganda pamphlets.

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    Friedman, on the 31 Thoughts podcast, pondered if the Isles might not inquire about Holden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Friedman, on the 31 Thoughts podcast, pondered if the Isles might not inquire about Holden.
    Thanks Phil. They are desperate. If they offer a 3rd, hope we don't hold out till the last minute so as to not help our competition. Since that is debateable.

    Plus it takes one defender off the mkt. Is someone really going to fork over a first for Greene? I did not believe that rumor floated on NBCSN that Toronto would consider that.

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