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    Was a time I thought a trade of Lundqvist was an impossibility. But looking at TML. Nylander and the goalie they would dump for Lundqvist and some other cheap old guy would work for everyone. Works even better in NYR takes a chunk of #30's cap this year. Shanahan is burning bridges with a young guy whom he cannot plausibly re-sign and their window is RIGHT NOW.

    One concern about the rebuild; don't want to fall into the EDM trap of simply bringing in piles of young guys with no sense that there's improvement.Comes a point you have to start winning instead of promise. Obviously NYR are not there yet. But along those lines 2 guys that make me nuts in that regard are Hayes and Vesey; when do you start to being a player?

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    Those teams have a window of more than 3 seasons. They shouldn’t be investing in Lundqvist unless it’s half price with a under-the-table agreement that he retires at seasons end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by So Nashty View Post
    Howden has looked fantastic so far. Not a flashy player but he’s done some good stuff so far. I don’t see why he can’t be a #2c if he keeps progressing. Definitely the surprise of the season for me so far.
    Yeah, for a guy who doesn't catch your eye he sure is noticeable on the ice. He does a lot of things well. And the talk of his leadership traits and likeability bodes well. Seriously, if he is demonstrating many of Stepan's strengths, a legitimate good 2C, but also bigger, faster and better in puck battles... we have something here.

    Bugg, Vesey's game is looking real good so far.

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    The Post says Howdy starting as 2C between Kreids and Zucc tomorrow. Too much, too soon? Hayes a non-entity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progrocker View Post
    The Post says Howdy starting as 2C between Kreids and Zucc tomorrow. Too much, too soon? Hayes a non-entity.
    I think it's deserved based on the first 3 games. I'm not the one to answer whether it's too soon or not, but if true Quinn obviously believes he can deal with it.
    This is what a large portion of us wanted, right? An actual meritocracy, where guys who are playing well are rewarded for their efforts and name, age and size of contract isn't a factor.

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    I don’t know why but I would’ve made that switch during the game, maybe to lessen the pressure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progrocker View Post
    The Post says Howdy starting as 2C between Kreids and Zucc tomorrow. Too much, too soon? Hayes a non-entity.
    Who's playing with Zib and Buch then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc View Post
    Who's playing with Zib and Buch then?
    Fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravesy View Post
    Fast.
    I like this. His work ethic and 200 foot game. Let's see what he's got.

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    Why David Quinn has already blown up Rangers top line

    https://nypost.com/2018/10/11/david-...-line-changes/

    But for Thursday’s match at the Garden against the Sharks, Buchnevich will move to the left with Zibanejad and Fast while Kreider skates with Brett Howden and Mats Zuccarello.
    Quinn also said he is anxious to see the left-handed shooting Buchnevich on his natural side. The coach envisions No. 89 being more of a playmaker on the left. That may be what Zibanejad, more of a shooter than a dispatcher, requires.

    oh yeah!... it's coming.
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    I like it. Not so sure about Fast on the 1st line, but giving Howden a chance with zuc and Kreids is awesome.

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    Season Starts Tonight – Let's Speculate!

    I’m not saying he should or will last on the first line but outside of maybe Vesey, Fast has been our best forward so far this season.

    Play your best guys, sit the under performers- hard to argue with that strategy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc View Post
    I like it. Not so sure about Fast on the 1st line, but giving Howden a chance with zuc and Kreids is awesome.
    I'm with you 100% on this one Zucc baby!! I love that kid Howden!

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    Getting closer to moving Zibs to wing!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc View Post
    I like it. Not so sure about Fast on the 1st line, but giving Howden a chance with zuc and Kreids is awesome.
    Yeah, hopefully that line can gel.

    Quote Originally Posted by So Nashty View Post
    I’m not saying he should or will last on the first line but outside of maybe Vesey, Fast has been our best forward so far this season.

    Play your best guys, sit the under performers- hard to argue with that strategy.
    You can argue against it during a rebuild. Not like we are in game 7 of the ECF. But, it should be based off of both games and practices - Effort.
    One thing to be trying and snake bit. It's another to give a half-ass effort and float around the ice.
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    Buch always performed best in the KHL coming off the left side.

    I like this move




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    Zib isn't moving to wing doesn't make this team better, so I'm not sure that that excitement is about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puck Head View Post
    Buch always performed best in the KHL coming off the left side.

    I like this move
    And now his linemates are both righties, allowing him to focus on staying forehand strong.

    As for Zib, just don't see the coach wanting to deal with all of that, including putting a rookie into a 1C role. Just way too early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Zib isn't moving to wing doesn't make this team better, so I'm not sure that that excitement is about.
    It makes him a better player for this team. He can use his speed, not worry about defending as much, and take more shots!

    It’s coming Petie! It’s coming!

    November 12th, I’m guessing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giacomin View Post
    And now his linemates are both righties, allowing him to focus on staying forehand strong.

    As for Zib, just don't see the coach wanting to deal with all of that, including putting a rookie into a 1C role. Just way too early.

    The rookie Cs are already outplaying the vet Cs
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    It makes him a better player for this team. He can use his speed, not worry about defending as much, and take more shots!

    It’s coming Petie! It’s coming!

    November 12th, I’m guessing.
    It makes the team even weaker down the middle.

    Maybe if Lias lived up to draft position, it wouldn't be so bad.

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