Mironov Traded to Rangers

Disgruntled Chicago Black Hawk defenseman Boris Mironov was traded today to the New York Rangers for a 4th round 2004 draft pick.

The 30-year-old Mironov has been suspended without pay since Dec. 5 after leaving the team two days earlier and demanding a trade. He asked for reinstatement on Dec. 31 and has been in a conditioning program since. The Rangers will pick up $1.5 million of his $3.3 million salary, adding to a sky high team payroll of $69 million – tops in the NHL.

The Blackhawks compiled a 9-2-4-1 record after Mironov left the team.

It’s odd how the Black Hawks got so much better after Mironov left the team. I’m not sure why Mironov asked to be traded. What was his gripe? Nathan Dempsey and Steve McCarthy played very well in Mironov’s absence, making him expendable. This move should help the Rangers somewhat – a team that is desperate for help on defense.

What do you think of this trade?

72 Responses to Mironov Traded to Rangers

  1. amok says:

    Well, you are right. $1.5 million isn’t bad at all for Mironov…

    in New York!

    Vancouver is really the only team I follow close enough to name “available” players, but I’m sure that Sather could have easily acquired a guy like Obsut or Baumgartner. Neither are stars by any means, but they could fill in until the Rangers are healthy again and they would cost a lot less than Mironov, who may have been a prized catch four years ago but isn’t much now. I might not question this if Boris was actually playing with the Hawks.. but why get a guy who just quits on the team?

  2. amok says:

    Mironov has tripled his season assist total in just one game! Maybe the Islanders fan who suggested all the headaches cancel each other out was onto something?

  3. slapshot1975 says:

    The Rangers continue to pick up washed up, overpriced, cancerous players. Will it ever end??? It’s weird how the good players that they DO pick up start to suck the moment they don the Ranger uniform…….

  4. mikster says:

    Baumgartner is a risk….he’s been thrown around too much and who the heck would want to waste time scouting Obsut?

  5. mikster says:

    Surprise, Cross has played well and hasn’t allowed bad goals at all. Look at his plus minus on a team that has a hard time scoring with tons of injuries.

  6. mikster says:

    After the way Tripp and Lundmark played tonight…..they’ll keep their DESERVED SPOTS.

  7. mikster says:

    Oldtime_Hockey stop wasting so much space in your comments, please.

  8. Sands says:

    I’ll say it one more time, this time slower, N-Y t-h-e C-i-t-y, n-o-t t-h-e t-e-a-m….. has more money then any other city. Don’t be mad cause your city could be bought by our City, as our toilet. By the way. You wrote all that about a team that has nothing to do with yours? You have time on your hands….. well, buddy I got more important shit to do. Have fun fighting with yourself.

  9. Sands says:

    Mironov had 2 assist tonight for the Rangers. He crushed everyone out on the ice. And by the Way the Rangers are only paying 1.5 mill, he’s a free agent next year, and he’s a 50 point defense-men 4 or 5 times. The salaries for NHL players start at 900,000….. waste of money……? Sorry wrong.

  10. habsoverserver says:

    They could have taken Dykhuis or Traverse from Montreal for less. Another possibility was Pavel Kubina from the Bolts. Zhitnik from the Sabres was too expensive at $3.55 million, likewise Desjardins from the Flyers who is said to be on the block. Shane Hnidy, Joel Kwiatkowski and Karel Rachunek were rumored to be available from the Sens. If the Sens were willing to give up Leschyshyn I might have gone for him at $2 million before Mironov. But I think you are right, all in all Rangers needed someone and Mironov was a fair deal and came at the right salary.

  11. mikster says:

    Habs don’t want a pick in return. Same with the Bolts and those other teams.

    I wish we had Rachunek.

  12. amok says:

    I agree with you on Obsut but Baumgartner should get a shot somewhere. He clearly outplayed Bryan Allen in training camp, but like Harold Druken, Allen’s fate was decided by the Canucks management before camp began. When Salo came to town it was clear that Baumgartner was off to the minors even though from what I read and heard, as well as the limited highlights I saw, he played well enough to stick.

    My point in all of this is that the Rangers could and should have brought in someone cheaper and who didn’t just run out on the team. Not sure about Obsut’s past, but Baumgartner has been a captain in the minors before, so you know he’s not going to walk out on the team.

    Do you really think that the Rangers can make the playoffs this year? They’ll have to jump over five teams and, all of whom have at least two games in hand. It just doesn’t look good, especially with all the injuries. I’ll give Sather credit for getting perhaps the one guy with the most potential to wake up from his doldroms and help the team turn it around, but it almost seems like mission impossible now. So why waste the money on him..

  13. OldTimeHockey_28 says:

    Honestly Sands. What are you saying. That your city has more money. Whoopdy frickin doo!!! We’re mad about this? HELL NO!!!! Don’t even start saying that New York is better because they have more money. If the city has so much frickin money get the bums of the street!!! OH WAIT THEY JUST SIGNED ANOTHER ONE ON THE RANGERS___SO I GUESS THEY”RE HELPING THE SITUATION.

    Get off it Sands. The Rangers are terrible. I have no problem with Mironov signing. But don’t try to pretend not to notice just how shitty your hockey team is.

    Oh on the toilet comment. atleast my city doesn’t look like a toilet bowl that hasn’t been flushed for 6 months. That’s what NY looks and smells like!

  14. OldTimeHockey_28 says:

    sorry bout that mikster. didn’t realize until after how much i wasted.

  15. big_booty says:

    When it comes right down to it, this is not a good deal.

    The Rangers are not a very good hockey club right now, and are in desperate need of an overhaul. Their locker room is full of bloated egos and childish cliques. Their coach cannot manage them, and will probably be hung out to dry before the season is over.

    Adding Boris Mironov does not help this team. It does not make them any better. Yes, they do need defensemen, but they need GOOD defensemen. Not the kind that are minus-58 for their career. My God, the guy was out-played by Nathan Dempsey!

    Adding another whiny and petulant egoist to their already headstrong locker room doesn’t make any sense. Chef Sather is adding one too many spices to the stew.

    Like the Dunham trade, this deal will too soon bear no fruit for the franchise. Someone very wisely said that “a fourth round pick has a future, Mironov does not.” What an insightful and intelligent comment.

    If only the Manhattan braintrust were blessed with such insight….

  16. aafiv says:

    OK, you’re a complete ass.

    1.) You too are wasting your time on this site hypocrite.

    2.) The Rangers are throwing money down the drain and STILL NOT WINNING which makes them deserve the flack they get.

    3.) The precedent they are setting for the rest of league – which, unless you live under a rock, you will have noticed is going bankrupt – is a very dangerous one.

    If you don’t like the site and can’t stand the heat, go sit and watch your horrible team in MSG and leave the rest of us alone so we can cheer on our teams as they beat yours.

  17. habsoverserver says:

    Rangers may yet get him. Just wait for the dispersal draft.

  18. Lint07 says:

    Is it me or I’ve read the exact same comment each and every time a deal like that happens for the Rangers or the Leafs??

    This is getting old.

  19. Sands says:

    That’s it, now I’m about to cry. Get a grip buddy, Calm down ya nut job it’s only a web site. Anyway. I guess no one else can stand to get bashed. Bring it down a notch, kind a creepin a bit.

    The Rangers suck, I don’t think anyone can miss that point. And by the way I said it a long time ago. Sadly the Rangers will never Rebuild. This is NY every thing has to be fast and right away. Sucks but you can’t complain to much.

  20. Tradedude says:

    but still funny, lol.

  21. Tradedude says:

    cross is far too talented for the likes of mironov beside him.

  22. ew77 says:

    I am amused that almost all of the Ranger haters are fans of teams that have not won a Stanley Cup since to the Rangers last Cup victory. I am a huge Ranger fan and despite their dissappointing play so far, I will keep my fingers crossed. Islander, Bruin, Flyer, Leaf, Canuck and all other fans from teams that have been all show and no go should really worry about their team and not how much money the Rangers spend to get a marquee player. The Flyers have been the biggest bust going for the last 5 yrs….lets see, stacker team, finish at the top= early playoff exit. Roenick for president! How can you guys lose and score 4 goals against Ottawa?

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