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    Erik Karlsson - New Centerpiece?

    27 Years Old....One more year on his contract...Possibility??

    McDonagh, Grabner and a late round pick for Mr. Karlsson? I know he isnt on the better side of his 20's but...you still need experience in a room in order to build young guys. We need a dynamic talent for our less than dynamic roster pieces and it doesn't get much better than Karlsson. Id at least make the call and inquire.

    That still leaves Nash and others to acquire draft picks. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsm7302 View Post
    27 Years Old....One more year on his contract...Possibility??

    McDonagh, Grabner and a late round pick for Mr. Karlsson? I know he isnt on the better side of his 20's but...you still need experience in a room in order to build young guys. We need a dynamic talent for our less than dynamic roster pieces and it doesn't get much better than Karlsson. Id at least make the call and inquire.

    That still leaves Nash and others to acquire draft picks. Thoughts?
    After his injury his skating what it was and that makes him a no in my books, that's what he's lived off of.

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    Why? What’s the point in trading for him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsm7302 View Post
    27 Years Old....One more year on his contract...Possibility?? I know he isnt on the better side of his 20's but...you still need experience in a room in order to build young guys. We need a dynamic talent for our less than dynamic roster pieces and it doesn't get much better than Karlsson.
    ^^Point is he is a dynamic talent with a lot left in the gas tank and a good mentor to our upcoming young roster. Kind of similar to Jagr when he was here......

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    Erik Karlsson- New Centerpiece?

    Speaking as a big fan of Karlsson, I would have to say no to this. He’s going to command max term/money on his next contract and we’ve already got one that’s got this team handcuffed . I know he’s an elite talent, but he’s not the answer.

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    It just doesn’t make sense to trade for him. It’s not like we are contending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangers4Life View Post
    It just doesn’t make sense to trade for him. It’s not like we are contending.
    It doesn’t. But I took the OP’s suggestion as someone to build the defense around. Either way he would cost too much in assets and money.

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    That's not even close to what it would cost to acquire him. McDonagh, like Karlsson, has one year before UFA. You think he's staying in Ottawa? Or Grabner?

    More like Skjei, Buchnevich, NYR 1st and conditional 1st.


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    Already have one traffic cone defenseman in Shattenkirk. Hard no. Overrated player

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsm7302 View Post
    ^^Point is he is a dynamic talent with a lot left in the gas tank and a good mentor to our upcoming young roster. Kind of similar to Jagr when he was here......
    His injuries make this a really bad move for a team trying to get younger. Picture Bobby Orr as a Blackhawk.

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    A bit too old to "start building around". By the time the Rangers are re-built, Karlsson will be 30s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Falco View Post
    It doesn’t. But I took the OP’s suggestion as someone to build the defense around. Either way he would cost too much in assets and money.
    Definitely agree with this. It's not that he's not a great player (hope this year is an anomaly), it's just that his cost would be very very rich. And then his next contract where he wants what he's worth, no thanks.
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    Ottawa is going with a rebuild, why would they trade Karlsson for McD/Grabner? At the minimum it would cost the Rangers 2-3 young players plus picks. No way, shape or form would Ottawa want McD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Heaven View Post
    Ottawa is going with a rebuild, why would they trade Karlsson for McD/Grabner? At the minimum it would cost the Rangers 2-3 young players plus picks. No way, shape or form would Ottawa want McD.
    Yes Otttawa is not an option on anther thread someone posted something about the Sens wanting to move Brass
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddynyc View Post
    Yes Otttawa is not an option on anther thread someone posted something about the Sens wanting to move Brass
    Exactly. As stated, Grabner and McDonagh do nothing for OTT.
    LGR!

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    I think McKenzie just tweeted that the cost for Brass, is a 1st, player, and prospect

    Edit: It was LeBrun

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    Senators talking to teams about Derick Brassard; price is believed to be a 1st RD pick, top prospect plus 3rd piece. Brassard has another year left on his deal next season at $5M AAV although it's $3.5 M in real cash
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    That's an absurd price for Brass. However, if he goes the UFA route after next season I would go after him as a No. 2 or 3 center, if we continue to be weak at the position.

    As for Karlsson, why even talk about Grabner? The Sens are out of the playoffs and have zero use for a UFA. I don't think any of us really have our hands around the degree to which Karlsson's injury/surgery have impacted his play or stand to do so in the future. I don't think we have the goods to trade for him. The Sens don't want McD. While Karlsson would highly likely sign a new contract with the Rangers, the Sens would likely get just one year out of McD, who they'd probably end up trading at the deadline next year.

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    Karlsson isn't going to help. We can't trade away our players for a rebuild and then bring in more high priced free agents. Its pointless to trade away our guys then.

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    I guess the idea of rebuilding hasn’t sunk in for some. Rebuilds don’t start by trading away picks and your young assets for an aging star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatfrancesa View Post
    I guess the idea of rebuilding hasn’t sunk in for some. Rebuilds don’t start by trading away picks and your young assets for an aging star.
    I guess this "rebuilding" thing is new to everyone lol

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