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    What if John Tavares Signs with the Rangers

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    What if No. 91 takes the route never traveled and signs as a free agent on July 1 with the Rangers?

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    Yes, please.


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    I mean, this is very specific.

    Do Scott Gomez and Bobby Holik not count?
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    They’re talking about a franchise player
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    I mean, this is very specific.

    Do Scott Gomez and Bobby Holik not count?
    I guess it’s debatable whether those two were Devils “signature players” at the time of moving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravesy View Post
    I guess it’s debatable whether those two were Devils “signature players” at the time of moving.
    Gomez certainly was.
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    What if John Tavares signs with the Rangers

    Sort of, but Gomez was also "the Devil in blue". It was a well known fact he was coming to the Rangers for effectively a calendar year.

    He was a Marquee player for them, but shy of franchise. That title was reserved for the likes of Brodeur, Stevens, and Niedermayer. Guys who were unequivocally the best at their position at any given time.


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    larry must of had a quiet day looking back through our pages as we discussed this pretty thoroughly already. Obviously if he wants to talk, u listen, but i think for us to really reload, here we need to find us a 1st class right defensemen. just seems like we've been getting consistently turn-styled these past 20 games.

    I believe if you want Tavares your looking at 8 years 11 mln per.

    I'd rather find a 1st class winger to go with the 1st class deman. jmho

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    Let's assume for a second he would actually spit on the entire Isles franchise and their fans to the point he would sign with the Rangers...what's the cost? 7 years 84 mill?

    Pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    Let's assume for a second he would actually spit on the entire Isles franchise and their fans to the point he would sign with the Rangers...what's the cost? 7 years 84 mill?

    Pass.
    Roundabout, yes. Could maybe offer a full-ride NMC and NTC for a million less per season to bring the AAV to $11M.
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    sign Tavares, trade for Karlsson, dynasty inbound boys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Centers win championships.
    this one hasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsrangers View Post
    this one hasn't.
    Unless we can trade for Crosby, he's our best option, at the moment
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    Gomez certainly was.
    In his day, but the season he left he clocked 60 points which might not be enough to qualify.

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    If Tavares does sign with us, we need to open up cap space because he is going to demand a big contract which will give him briefcases full of money

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsrangers View Post
    this one hasn't.
    Hasn't frequently got them in the playoffs either, for that matter. I think JT is an excellent center, but wherever he ends up, he will be overpaid, and his contract will be a real problem a few years down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Centers win championships.
    This. Thank you. This is the latest point I've been touting the past few years. I don't know how anyone had any expectations for this season when we went in with two regular centers: Zib and Desharnais.

    Every Cup champ in the past decade has had that elite 1st line center. We haven't had one arguably since Messier. It's high time we fix that. Tavares is our best chance to do it without picking first overall.

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