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    Targeting Young Players

    There are a few teams that have young players that are lower in the standing than they want to be. Teams that aren't really rebuilding but looking for older/different faces to help an already young core.

    - Edmonton
    - Carolina
    - Florida
    - Arizona
    - Detroit

    Each one of these teams have valuable players. Would there be a creative option to swap someone like Mats Zuccarello or Ryan McDonough to Florida for one of their young stars? Barkov? Ekblad? What about Max Domi? Jeff Skinner? Tartar? RNH?

    Saad in Chicago is a buy-low option. It seems like the options are endless with this "fire sale" initiative. Along with picks, younger, skilled players are also in need. I know I'm missing teams and players but it seems like things could get creative here.
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    I can't imagine Arizona, Carolina, Florida, or even Detroit interested in our older players....especially those about to his UFA status.
    Edmonton comes to mind, simply because they've been underperforming and may need some leadership. But that is a team leary of signing upcoming UFA players, (due to inability to keep or attract talent).

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    Tampa is a great target. They have a million ex-rangers and Yzerman has gone on record to say some of his futures are available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyb[emoji769
    ;913557]Tampa is a great target. They have a million ex-rangers and Yzerman has gone on record to say some of his futures are available.
    But few impact prospects. They're probably not moving Sergachev either.


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    McDonagh also has a 10 team NTC so he might be blocking certain teams that have the assets we would want. Can't imaging he would want Arizona for instance.

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    Agreed. Rangers are going to have a really tough time moving any veteran assets to bottom feeders.


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    Miller for RNH

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    No thanks. The point of moving Miller would be to get young, impact skaters. RNH is already 24 and on a long-term, big money contract. Defeats the purpose. Why not just re-sign Miller if that's what they're going to do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    No thanks. The point of moving Miller would be to get young, impact skaters. RNH is already 24 and on a long-term, big money contract. Defeats the purpose. Why not just re-sign Miller if that's what they're going to do?
    24 is old now?????

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    The Panthers have some nice younger players but doubt they would part with a Barkov and no way they move Ekblad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    24 is old now?????
    No, but it's not 21. The bigger issue on RNH is price. Part of the reason you'd move Miller is becuase he's going to get near $5M on his next deal. So you move him for a guy who makes $6M? Why?
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    24 is old when you came in to league at 19, yes.

    Age irrelevant, what matters is years of control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    24 is old when you came in to league at 19, yes.

    Age irrelevant, what matters is years of control.
    Which RNH has zero of.
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    Brooks was saying that Arizona has made Max Domi available, but what they want in return I really don’t know


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    No, but it's not 21. The bigger issue on RNH is price. Part of the reason you'd move Miller is becuase he's going to get near $5M on his next deal. So you move him for a guy who makes $6M? Why?
    First, I wanna backtrack and say we need to be focused on moving Nash, Grabs, Holden and likely McD and teams like the above are not really candidates for the UFAs. McD doesn't really work with any of those clubs either, for diff reasons. Therefore, we can't be spending time dealing with those teams at the moment. Additionally, if I'm going to trade Miller or Zuc, I'll wait to get all offers and explore if either could be part of a bigger package.

    For that reason, I don't do Miller for RNH at the moment. However, if you told me the day before the deadline that we traded Nash, Grabs and McD for Tolvanen, Kyrou and two #1s, then I'd say trade Miller for RNH.

    Why? 6 mil for the next 3 prime years is almost perfect. Maybe better than Miller at 5 mil for 5 years. RNH is only making 15% more. Just being a legit top 6 C is worth the extra 15%. Also RNH is a better player and likely will continue to be a better player. His O is as good and his D is light years ahead of Miller. That is also worth the extra mil.

    Plus if the trades yield us wingers and D, we still need a C. The draft is strong on D and wingers too. Chytil and Lias can play wing, as well. RNH does not have a NTC, we can move him later if we want.

    So, it's a binary decision. Would you rather have RNH at 6 mil for 3 or Miller at 5 mil for 5? If the other trades do not yield a C prospect, the answer is RNH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.wiskers View Post
    Brooks was saying that Arizona has made Max Domi available, but what they want in return I really don’t know
    The Arizona broadcaster said such last week. He said they want a 1st plus a young roster player, but they'd be open to other options. Doesn't feel like a fit though. Also don't see Arizona much, but I haven't been that impressed.

    BTW, I really don't mean to pine for a Miller/RNH trade, it is not what I'm worried about at the moment. Plus, I'd actually prefer if RNH had 4 years left on his deal, instead of 3.

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    Targeting Young Players

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.wiskers View Post
    Brooks was saying that Arizona has made Max Domi available, but what they want in return I really don’t know


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    You could probably work a deal around Miller.
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    Targeting Young Players

    What! A 1 st Rd pick! Domi has 4 goals this year and has been on a decline since his rookie year. They are not gonna get much more than what they got for Anthony Duclair. Duclair has 20pts in 44games Domi has 22 pts in 54 games.

    Any team trading for him is taking a big risk—-But it could be a big reward if they can fix him.

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    Rnh would have been a target for this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giacomin View Post
    The Arizona broadcaster said such last week. He said they want a 1st plus a young roster player, but they'd be open to other options. Doesn't feel like a fit though. Also don't see Arizona much, but I haven't been that impressed.
    Domi would be a fit in a sense that he's a high-upside young player. The problem is that he's not on a team willing to take on vets, and it's hard to think of any team giving up much in the way of picks/prospects for him. It woudl almost have to be a change of scenery thing for it to work.

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