Nylander A Ranger

Free agent centre Michael Nylander has signed a multi-year deal with the New York Rangers, according to a report on ESPN.com.
The deal is reportedly for three years and worth $8.9-million

Wow!!! Didn’t see that coming.


73 Responses to Nylander A Ranger

  1. GretzNYR99 says:

    Mike O’Connell.

  2. GretzNYR99 says:

    If I’m Boston, I’m trading Hannu Toivanen (sp?) for another key prospect, being that you guys are stacked at goal. Raycroft is a franchise goaltender, as is Toivanen. It’s the same situation the Rangers have with Montoya, Blackburn, and Lundqvist.

    If Felix is still there, keep him playing behind Raycroft as a backup, and trade Toivanen for maybe a center or a winger. You guys could use some quality young guys.

    By the way, whatever happened to Ivan Huml? I heard quite a bit about him, and how he was going to be something. I’ve seen him in a few NHL games here and there, but haven’t heard a lot.

    Brad Boyes should be good, some say he’s small, but look at Steve Sullivan and Marty St. Louis. Losing Jonathan Girard doesn’t exactly help your defense corps, and Nick Boynton is coming along well. Bad move by not keeping Jeff Jillson.

  3. GretzNYR99 says:

    So then why not put… “another potential underachiever?”

    Too logical, eh?

  4. GretzNYR99 says:

    I think you’re right about him getting traded. If the Rangers don’t do anything, and they’re in position to get into draft lottery, you’ll see Nylander go at the trade deadline for a pick.

    All this signing was for was to appease Jagr and get someone to take a first line burden of Lundmark’s chest.

  5. GretzNYR99 says:

    That’s what I’m saying, let the kids grow up together.

    You want Lundmark or Balej taking notes from Jagr? The same guy who walked out on Mario Lemieux because he had to relinquish his captaincy and the spotlight was taken from him? I don’t call that a leader or a class act. That’s certainly not the mentality I’d want them being around.

  6. movingfire says:

    why dont you wait until he actually achieves anything….odds are he wont.

  7. PayUpSucka says:

    Starting to sound like a leaf fan!! It’s not changing the subject if you’re speaking about the same fu cking thing, teams reversed.

    I don’t get you man. You can shit on a guy’s team and he, knowing you’re a flyers fan, and knowing your team has or is in a similar situation isn’t allowed to turn around and fire back???? Good luck with that.

  8. GretzNYR99 says:

    Who are you to say?

  9. GretzNYR99 says:

    Thank you very much.

    My point has been proven.

  10. EmptyNetter says:

    I think Toivonen should stick around like Garon did under Theodore in Montreal. All signs point to Raycroft being the franchise goalie, but it’s been so long since Boston has had one of those that we should be patient about this. Besides, the more NHL games Toivonen plays well in, the higher his value is to a trade partner.

    Huml looks good in the AHL but looks confused when he gets called up. I think he’s a work in progress still. The buzz I got about Jillson was that he seemed “lost” in terms of following the game plan and lacked in confidence. Don’t know if that was a coaching problem or a Jillson problem but he looked good at the season’s start. I hope he finds his game in Buffalo, because he’s a likable guy, and I hope Nylander finds his in NY for the same reason.

    Girard should be well enough to enter training camp, whenever that is. Confidence is high for a healthy return. All I know of Boyes is from the scouting report on TSN.ca. Looks promising.

    I hope Nylander

  11. Bishop7979 says:

    Just wait till zhamnov finally signs somewhere, then we can start talking about a hot streak being a payday

  12. Rancid says:

    I’m so confused.

  13. big_booty says:

    Look, you people just don’t get it. This “compare and contrast” crap (as someone once so eloquently put it) doesn’t hold any water when it comes to a logical arguement!!

    Don’t tell me I’m wrong in my conclusions about Michael Nylander by questioning the intestinal fortitude of Mark Recchi, PROVE me wrong by SHOWING me that Nylander has been the kind of player that teams want, and will be so in the future.

    Don’t tell me I’m wrong in my opinion about Bryan McCabe by telling me that John LeClair makes $7 million, PROVE me wrong by SHOWING me that McCabe is a stud defender with great offensive flair who will make his team better in the coming years.

    Don’t tell me I’m wrong in any opinion of mine by bringing up my team. Doing so is a cop-out in the most basic sense of the term. That tells me that you can’t defend your arguement without lowering yourself to insults, which automatically undermines any credibility you are trying to exhibit.

    There is a time and a place for every arguement, but arguements should stick to the subject matter at hand. If you people want to start something about my team in a seperate post, I’ll be happy to stand up and defend them. I might even agree with you on certain points. But I’m not going to tell you you’re wrong because Pat Quinn kept paying Robert Reichel $3 million for the past couple of years, or that Glen Sather should take his ass out of Mr. Peabody’s Way-Back machine and get Mark Messier to retire.

    I would never lower myself to this level, because it just doesn’t make any sense.

    Isn’t it time you guys got that?

  14. GretzNYR99 says:

    The only knock I’ve heard on Boyes is that he’s small and isn’t fast enough to be motor around like the smaller guys in the NHL do. His talent can get him anywhere from a 2nd line spot to a first line spot in the NHL from what I’ve heard.

    You guys got quite a prospect in him.

  15. GretzNYR99 says:

    I struck gold, have I not?

    You’re wrong in your conclusions of Michael Nylander because he once had the NHL’s iron man streak.

    I was comparing him to Mark Recchi because Mark Recchi is a fellow iron man who once held the streak himself. It’s entirely relevant, and you’re getting asshurt because you know it’s true. If you can’t take it, then keep your mouth closed. Your pompous arrogance gets you nowhere in arguements, and that’s one thing I’ve noticed about you over my tenure here.

    1. If I was going to insult you, I’d insult you, not point out the shortcoming your horrible biased and ridiculous assessment.

    2. Credibility? Who are you to talk about credibility when all you do is hold your opinion higher than anyone elses on this site? Don’t contradict yourself when you’re trying to prove someone wrong. Keep it simple, and objective.

    3. It’s time that I got that? I did, you apparently haven’t, because I’ve seen you do it before, and NOW you take the defensive.

    “If you can’t take the heat in the kitchen, get the ***** out.”

    Us Ranger fans constantly see and hear criticism all over the place, and now you’re going to talk about US not being able to take it?

    The one big mistake you made in this arguement was eating your own words. You’ve done it a time too many.

  16. GretzNYR99 says:

    I agree.

    The only season he produced consistently was his rookie season in 93 on that young gun rookie line with Tkachuk and Selanne. But with Selanne and Phil Housley and Teppo Numminen on that power play, how could you not?

  17. Sands says:

    Yeah Surprise it is, but not so bad of a move…. Hey by the way Big Booty 1 goal last year because he broke his leg and played 1 game, or something like that.

    But yeah not a bad move. Being that Nylander is a 2nd line Center, Renny can switch Lundmark and him around from 1st and 2nd line to gain some experience.

    I don’t know the move looks all right.. I would have liked to see them not sign anyone but I have been saying it all along they needed a 1st line center, and this is the best way to go without rushing Lundmark to fast. Also a good way to rebuild. I don’t want to see them sign anyone else I’d like all the kids to play, build talent and give us a shot at Crosby, because with all the signings Phoenix, Pen’s, Chicago are starting to do…. Washington, Columbus and Rangers look like 3 bottom 5 teams to me.

  18. PayUpSucka says:

    Slow down dude you’re going to take a stroke.

    You have to understand booty that your opinions are insulting to the fans of the teams you’ve decided to voice your opinion about. People hate that from what i’ve come to understand.

    People see you taking pop shots at their teams, and knowing you’re a philly fan, you’re going to hear it right back. You shit on other teams as if your team just won the cup. You’re constantly pointing to flaws on the leafs and or rangers, i’m simply saying look in the mirror as your team hasn’t accomplished a whole lot either.

    I love the leafs, [possibly more than my own mother, and i’m not going to sit here and listen to you bash them. If you were a lighting fan then i’d suck it up, but the flyers are no better than the other 28 teams that don’t win every year.

    Insults? You do it more than anyone, even the tone in your writing tells me your an arrogant pr ick.

    Anyway, all in good fun booty, no disrespect, I just think you should take your head out of your ass once in a while.

  19. wheresthesoda says:

    dont rush jake taylor, he is this teams future stay at home defensman, let him play a season in the minors, and the rangers got strudwick and puritan

  20. Rancid says:

    i’d sign Schneider….He’s a quality defenseman who can provide leadership…and play minutes and he was +40 last year. He could be paired with Tyutin.

    The only problem would be then is that kasparaitis would have an ulcer in a week…being paired with Poti.

    POTI NEEDS TO BE DEALT!!!!

    How about a sh*t for a sh*t….. Poti for Antropov…..Antropov gives NY the size upfront on the LW… and Poti provides TOR with another dman…since Toronto seems to take every defenseman in the NHL who can’t play defense……

    Strudwick isn’t much of a stay-at-home defenseman….he’s been constantly – on his +/- stats.

    And I just don’t like Purinton

  21. Rancid says:

    That was probably one of the best lines in hockey…..

    Powerforward+playmaker+sniper…wow

    I’d say the most effective NHL line could be

    Tkachuk- Thornton- Jagr

  22. Rancid says:

    RELAX it’s just a game…

  23. caniac1026 says:

    OK, peace guys.

    Nylander is a good 2nd line center, not a great player.

    And just because Bure, Carter, Lindros, Dunham, Nedved, Kovalev, Balckburn, Holik, and Jagr underachieved doesn’t mean Nylander will.

    LoL

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