You all missed the hugest question of all. Its not what is going to happen to Maloney, its whatis going to happen to TOM RENNEY. AKA Vancouver, Messier in, Renney out, Rinse Lather Repeat. Messier will make sure Renney hauls ass out of there, and rightfully so.
You have some valid points, however, Messier will do something that any other GM will not. Renney will get rid of this soft core european team, and fill it with hard working, scoring power fowards, who have intensity and gritt. See Sean Avery with about 2x the scoring he has.
The RANGERS will NO LONGER be massacred by tough teams on a nightly basis with Ryan Hollweg at 5’11 doing all the hitting. Dont get me wrong, IMO Hollweg is what gives them intensity, his bone crunching hits, and standing up for his mates same with Shannahan. With Sean Avery and Ryan Hollweg a New Rangers team will emerge, and if Messier is brought in as GM this will only become stronger.
IMO Renney completly Re-Vamps the team, which is much needed. Dont get me wrong again, I love the first line of Jagr Nylander and Straka, especially Straka. If the Rangers should have named him Captain since they wouldnt name a player in his first year with the team captain. Straka gives 200% night in and night out, hes picked up Jagrs slack and on some nights along with Shanny has carried the team on his back they way Jagr is supposed to. If Renney can pull it off and trade Jagr, by all means to it, if he wants to get rid of Nylander, Id hate to see him go, but hes lazy, he turns it on when he wants to and I dont go for that. Just keep Straka.
Trade Cullen, hes a soft american who isnt getting it done for us. Keep Marcel Hossa, many people rag on him constantly but the guy has given a tremendous effor this year, hes displayed some great skill, and if he was given a chance with some real line mates, preferably european, ehem Petr Prucha, ehem, he would have a few more points then he does now.
Messier is just what this team needs, granted he does not have experience yet. If you read TSN’s article, it talks about Messier doing a internship with Renney and getting some experience before just hopping on the sinking ship without knowledge of how to patch the wholes. Mark Messier will do what when he first came to the Rangers, he will make them a real team, he will do what needs to be done, with no excuses for failure, he will make blueshirt mean something again.]]>