February 2012


Cialis refractory It looks like the Jeff Carter to the Los Angeles Kings deal might have produced a new, cialis refractory and surprising, cialis refractory face on the trading block. Cialis refractory The talk is that the Kings are looking to move Dustin Brown. Cialis refractory The Kings captain has two more years left on a contract worth $3.2 million. Cialis refractory TSN’s Bob McKenzie’s opinion is LA likes him as a player, cialis refractory but not as their captain. Cialis refractory While Brown is a RW, cialis refractory Coach Daryl Sutter has been playing the slumping Brown on LW of late.

Cialis refractory Brown isn’t a big-time goal scorer like Rick Nash, cialis refractory but he is a solid two-way player who plays on the PP and PK and would fit like a glove into Coach John Tortorella’s system. Cialis refractory I am not sure if Brandon Dubinsky is the right price in terms of what the Rangers should give up and in terms of what the Kings are looking for in return. Cialis refractory

Cialis refractory TSN’s Darren Dreger tweeted that the Kings would be looking for young defenseman and a secondary scorer. Cialis refractory While Dubinsky fits the secondary scorer tag, cialis refractory I don’t know if the Kings want a prospect like a Tim Erixon or Dylan McIlrath.

Cialis refractory McKenzie tweeted that the following teams might be in on Brown: “BOS, cialis refractory BUF, cialis refractory EDM, cialis refractory NJD, cialis refractory NYR, cialis refractory PHI, cialis refractory TOR, cialis refractory VAN are amongst teams with high levels of interest in Brown.”

Cialis refractory ESPN’s Pierre LeBrunn mentioned the Rangers, cialis refractory Boston, cialis refractory Philadelphia, cialis refractory and Toronto as strong suitors for Brown. Cialis refractory LeBrun writes that while the Kings really like Luke Schenn, cialis refractory that might be a non-starter for Leafs GM Brian Burke – despite Burke a big Brown advocate.

Cialis refractory It is hard to see the Devils involved on Brown because there is talk they can’t fit Marek Zidlicky in their payroll structure so I am not sure if Brown would fit unless an equal salary went west. Cialis refractory Besides, cialis refractory it appears that the Devils are more interested in adding a defenseman.

Cialis refractory The question we need to consider is how does the Carter deal play into Rick Nash’s situation. Cialis refractory Columbus cleared about $4.7 million in cap space by trading away Carter and Antoine Vermette and adding in Jack Johnson’s salary. Cialis refractory

Cialis refractory Columbus might not be done dealing, cialis refractory outside of any Nash movement, cialis refractory with rumors swirling that they might move Sammy Pahlsson (expiring $2.7 million) and R.J. Cialis refractory Umberger ($3.8 million for next six years). Cialis refractory If that is the case, cialis refractory there may not be an urgent need to subtract Nash’s $7.8 million. Cialis refractory

Cialis refractory Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch tweeted this morning that Montreal and Tampa Bay have inquired about Derick Brassard ($3.2 million).

Cialis refractory However, cialis refractory if you are Nash do you really want to stay in Columbus as GM Scott Howson continues rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic? The Blue Jackets captain could force Howson’s hand by demanding a trade and limit Columbus’ ability to trade by invoking his no trade clause.

Cialis refractory The most interesting point to note is that while Columbus is dumping salaries, cialis refractory they are doing among their forwards while running a nice tab among their defensemen. Cialis refractory The Blue Jackets have approximately $15.7 million committed to their top four blueliners: James Wisniewski ($5.5 million), cialis refractory Johnson ($4.4 million), cialis refractory Marc Methot ($3.0 million), cialis refractory and Fedor Tyutin ($2.8 million). Cialis refractory

Cialis refractory In one way the Carter trade plays into the Rangers hands because President/GM Glen Sather can avoid dealing Chris Kreider by offering multiple forward prospects (Dubinsky, cialis refractory Christian Thomas, cialis refractory Michael St. Cialis refractory Croix or even J.T. Cialis refractory Miller) to Columbus make up for the loss of Carter, cialis refractory Vermette and possibly Nash.

Cialis refractory On the down side for the Rangers, cialis refractory the Blue Jackets still need to bring in a goaltender to replace or, cialis refractory at the very least, cialis refractory push Steve Mason to pick up his game. Cialis refractory With the Kings and Jonathan Bernier out, cialis refractory does Vancouver with Cory Schneider look to step in or does San Jose step up with one of their goaltending prospects and then decide to bite the bullet and move Logan Couture in a potential trade?

Cialis refractory One player I omitted in my Rangers trade deadline preview was Buffalo Sabres center Paul Gaustad. Cialis refractory The 6-foot-5 and 212-pound Gaustad will be an UFA at the end of the year and carries a $2.3 million cap hit. Cialis refractory

Cialis refractory While he is not going to solve the Rangers scoring problems (scored 12 goals in each of three previous seasons), cialis refractory he is a solid defensive player who does use his size and has the ability to play wing or center. Cialis refractory However, cialis refractory Gaustad’s biggest calling card is his faceoff ability. Cialis refractory He is winning 56.2% of his faceoffs this year and is coming a career-best of 59.8% last season.

Cialis refractory As far as defensemen go, cialis refractory the two names I have seen mentioned are Chris Campoli and Shane O’Brien who are on opposite ends of the defenseman spectrum. Cialis refractory While both have expiring contracts, cialis refractory Campoli ($1.75 million cap hit) is a mobile d-man who is not strong physically or defensively while O’Brien ($1.1 million) is a physical defensive d-man who is not a strong skater with little offensive game.

Cialis refractory There are three other defensemen who should be available and offer up expiring contracts and might draw some interest from the Rangers.

Cialis refractory Jordan Leopold ($3.0 million) is not a physical player, cialis refractory but he is a strong skater and has an offensive upside. Cialis refractory Brett Clark ($1.5 million) is a mobile defenseman but not as offensive as Leopold. Cialis refractory While Clark will block shots, cialis refractory he is not a physical player.

Cialis refractory The one defenseman who does intrigue me is Carolina’s Bryan Allen ($2.9 million). Cialis refractory While the 31-year-old often has battled the injury bug, cialis refractory he would bring much-needed size to the table for the Rangers. Cialis refractory The 6-foot-5 and 226-pound Allen has no offensive game at all, cialis refractory but he is a decent skater for his size and has the ability to be a shutdown defenseman.

Cialis refractory We might know sooner rather than later the direction the Rangers are choosing. Cialis refractory This morning Dreger tweeted that the Maple Leafs are pushing the Blue Jackets to make a decision as early possible – with Saturday being a potential deadline. Cialis refractory Dreger also wrote that the Rangers are taking the same stance.

Cialis refractory It seems that both teams want to know the deal with Plan N (Nash) before deciding if they have to switch to Plan B (Brown).

Cialis refractory Whichever way Sather decides to go, cialis refractory it will not surprise me to see him make a small deal or two to help the Connecticut Whale in their playoff push. Cialis refractory Thise type of deals might not seem like much, cialis refractory but it was deals like that which netted the Rangers valuable parts like Stu Bickel and John Mitchell.

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Cialis for women As the Rangers approach the February 27, cialis for women 2012 NHL Trade Deadline (3pm EST) they must consider a couple of factors when determining their course of action.

Cialis for women Obviously, cialis for women the conversation begins with the current salary cap situation, cialis for women as well as future salary caps once the new CBA is completed. Cialis for women The NHL will be heading into unchartered territory that might not provide for amnesty buyouts like the previous lockout (See: Bobby Holik) and the new CBA might not be so forgiving in terms of burying salaries (and thus creating cap space) in the AHL (See: Wade Redden).

Cialis for women While the conversation begins with salary cap concerns, cialis for women it does not end there. Cialis for women The Rangers are in a Catch-22 situation of deciding whether to go all-in and make a blockbuster move to acquire Rick Nash or do they stay the course and look to make a couple of smaller moves to supplement the Eastern Conference’s top team.

Cialis for women The biggest factor in this discussion revolves around which prospects, cialis for women if any, cialis for women the team would be willing to trade. Cialis for women After much trial and error, cialis for women president/GM Glen Sather has resisted the urge to mortgage the future for short term gains.

Cialis for women Granted, cialis for women acquiring Nash would be more than just a short term gain given that the Blue Jackets captain will not turn 28 until right around the time the Stanley Cup is awarded. Cialis for women However, cialis for women the $7.8 million cap hit that Nash carries through the end of the 2014/2015 season does factor into the Blueshirts future.

Cialis for women Ryan McDonagh is a RFA at the end of the 2012/2013 season and Ryan Callahan, cialis for women Marian Gaborik, cialis for women Daniel Girardi and Henrik Lundqvist are UFA the following season with Marc Staal’s contract up following the 2014/2015 season.

Cialis for women Even if the Rangers are willing to cross the salary cap Rubicon at a later date, cialis for women the question becomes what do the Rangers give up for a player the caliber of Nash.

Cialis for women In almost all of the stories being written, cialis for women Brandon Dubinsky’s name is often mentioned. Cialis for women While Dubi is a nice two-way player, cialis for women Nash would be a major upgrade. Cialis for women Is Nash enough of an upgrade for the Blueshirts to include their 2012 first round draft pick? Given the depth of the Rangers organization and that the pick could be at the bottom of the first round, cialis for women trading away a first rounder short not be a problem.

Cialis for women The biggest problem becomes do you include Chris Kreider in the deal. Cialis for women That is where Sather needs to draw the line. Cialis for women Kreider has the potential eventually to give you close to what Nash does and at a fraction of the cost.

Cialis for women If Columbus GM Scott Howson is going to blow up his franchise then he needs to swing for the fences and I do not believe the Rangers should play that game. Cialis for women If you could make the deal for Dubinsky, cialis for women a first round draft pick and let’s say a J.T. Cialis for women Miller, cialis for women then I would have to think long and hard about it.

Cialis for women For Howson, cialis for women the problem with trading Nash at this point in the season is that a trade partner has to have salary cap space available or can easily create cap space. Cialis for women These types are trades are easier to make in the off-season when teams have expiring contracts, cialis for women a mindset of shuffling the deckchairs on the Titanic, cialis for women and the cushion that allows teams to exceed the cap by 10%.

Cialis for women In addition, cialis for women I value Dylan McIlrath almost as much as Kreider. Cialis for women While the Blueshirts defense corps is deep and talented, cialis for women it lacks the physical presence and size that McIlrath brings.

Cialis for women Even if we push aside the salary cap quandary and the players/prospects decision, cialis for women there is still one final factor to consider. Cialis for women Do the Rangers want to make a major move that would disturb team chemistry? Of all the trade factors to consider, cialis for women this one might be the biggest and most difficult to judge.

Cialis for women Coach John Tortorella has built the Rangers along the idea of a true team concept with no one player more important than the other – except in the case of Henrik Lundqvist for obvious reasons.

Cialis for women On February 11, cialis for women Daily News write Pat Leonard wrote, cialis for women “GM Glen Sather is not expected to break the bank since the Rangers appear built for long-term success with a solid core, cialis for women great goaltending and youth. Cialis for women This also is a tight locker room, cialis for women so a trade that risks the team’s chemistry probably isn’t worth it to management.”

Cialis for women Leonard’s point is a valid one and it is one made by many Ranger fans. Cialis for women However, cialis for women would a trade, cialis for women or even two, cialis for women really disrupt chemistry all that much?

Cialis for women In 1994, cialis for women GM Neil Smith made the following five trades on deadline day.

Cialis for women • Phil Bourque traded from NY Rangers to Ottawa for future considerations.
• Peter Andersson traded from NY Rangers to Florida for future considerations.
• Tony Amonte and the rights to Matt Oates traded from NY Rangers to Chicago for Stephane Matteau and Brian Noonan.
• Mike Gartner traded from NY Rangers to Toronto for Glenn Anderson, cialis for women the rights to Scott Malone and Toronto’s fourth-round pick in 1994 Entry Draft.
• Craig MacTavish traded from Edmonton to NY Rangers for Todd Marchant.

Cialis for women While the first deals were more housekeeping than anything else, cialis for women the remaining three trades involved significant players coming and going and represented a big gamble and restructuring of a team that was a major Stanley Cup contender – without seeming to do any harm to that team’s chemistry.

Cialis for women Would the Rangers have won the Cup without making those trades? We will never know, cialis for women but the one thing we are certain of is that Smith’s gamble paid off in 1994.

Cialis for women Of course, cialis for women the current team is very different from the 1993/1994 team. Cialis for women The Cup team was led by Mark Messier and contained enough veteran leadership to overcome any chemistry issues. Cialis for women This team is a lot younger and more inexperienced when it comes to the Stanley Cup playoff wars.

Cialis for women The Rangers have already gone down the rent-a-Cup path in 1994 with Smith gambling and dealing away younger talent for veteran/battle-tested players. Cialis for women The Rangers won the battle (i.e. Cialis for women the Stanley Cup), cialis for women but it can also be said that they lost the war because of the infusion of young talent that was dealt. Cialis for women

Cialis for women The one thing to recognize is that Smith brought in role players to supplement his star players where Sather would be bringing in a star player, cialis for women to more or less, cialis for women supplement his role players.

Cialis for women Some have suggested passing on Nash completely with the hopes of signing UFA Zach Parise during the summer. Cialis for women I have heard this idea many times – skip on getting Player A via a trade or free agency because Player B will be a free agent next year. Cialis for women Inevitably, cialis for women Player B doesn’t become a free agent. Cialis for women While this strategy would alleviate some of the concerns of the new CBA, cialis for women it is a risky strategy because what happens if Parise is not on the market.

Cialis for women Of course being a cynical Ranger fan (yes, cialis for women I know that is redundant), cialis for women what happens if you do sign Parise? The Rangers have not had the greatest track when it comes to signing former New Jersey Devils (See: Bruce Driver, cialis for women Bobby Holik and Scott Gomez).

Cialis for women In the end, cialis for women I believe the only way the Rangers should bring Rick Nash aboard is if Scott Howson makes Glen Sather an offer he can’t refuse – and any offer that includes Chris Kreider and Dylan McIlrath can be refused.

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Hysterectomy libido viagra The current and, hysterectomy libido viagra more importantly, hysterectomy libido viagra future salary cap implications should dictate how the Rangers proceed as they approach the February 27, hysterectomy libido viagra 2012 NHL trade deadline.

Hysterectomy libido viagra According to CapGeek.com , hysterectomy libido viagra as of February 21, hysterectomy libido viagra 2012, hysterectomy libido viagra the Rangers have about $6.0 million in cap space. Hysterectomy libido viagra However, hysterectomy libido viagra Cap Geek points out that if the Rangers were to wait until February 27, hysterectomy libido viagra then their cap space rises to about $6.9 million.

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… if a team is listed with $10 million today and $25 million at the deadline, hysterectomy libido viagra it could acquire Alexander Ovechkin’s $9.538-million cap hit today and not much more. Hysterectomy libido viagra But if it waited until the trade deadline, hysterectomy libido viagra it could acquire Ovechkin, hysterectomy libido viagra as well as Alexandre Semin ($6.7 million cap hit), hysterectomy libido viagra Nicklas Backstrom ($6.7 million) and Mike Knuble ($2 million), hysterectomy libido viagra because the sum of those annualized cap hits ($24.938 million) is less than $25 million.

Hysterectomy libido viagra Unless Columbus GM Scott Howson presents Rick Nash to the Blueshirts on a silver platter, hysterectomy libido viagra the Rangers best course of action is to look to add players who have expiring contracts. Hysterectomy libido viagra Not only do they bypass any future salary cap implications, hysterectomy libido viagra the cost for rental players could be less than the cost for someone like Nash.

Hysterectomy libido viagra The 2011/2012 Rangers are a different animal than the 1993/94 Blueshirts. Hysterectomy libido viagra The 1994 Rangers were, hysterectomy libido viagra hands down, hysterectomy libido viagra the best team in the NHL at the deadline while the 2012 team is not – no matter what the standings might say.

Hysterectomy libido viagra Even if you wanted to argue that point, hysterectomy libido viagra there is one thing that can’t be argued. Hysterectomy libido viagra In 1994, hysterectomy libido viagra Smith did not have to contend with a salary cap – something that Sather must be concerned with in 2012 and beyond.

Hysterectomy libido viagra The problem with trying to sort out the buyers and sellers is that 11 points separate the 15th place team (Carolina) and the 8th place team (Toronto) in the Eastern Conference.

Hysterectomy libido viagra In the Western Conference, hysterectomy libido viagra only Edmonton (15 points out of a playoff spot) and Columbus (25 points) can be considered out of the playoff hunt with Anaheim eight points out.

Hysterectomy libido viagra With so many teams still envisioning themselves as playoff contenders, hysterectomy libido viagra it is a sellers’ market – thus potentially driving up the price on the type of complementary players the Rangers would be looking to acquire.

Hysterectomy libido viagra Setting aside Nash, hysterectomy libido viagra the two players who seem to draw the most interest from Ranger fans are Shane Doan and Ryan Smyth. Hysterectomy libido viagra Both are solid players who would fit well in the Rangers – both on the ice and off. Hysterectomy libido viagra Both players will be UFA at the end of the season so there is no salary cap concerns beyond this year and both players would fit under this year’s cap: Smyth’s full-season salary is $6.25 million and Doan’s is 4.5 million.

Hysterectomy libido viagra The problem with both players is they each have no-trade clauses and want to remain with their teams. Hysterectomy libido viagra Doan, hysterectomy libido viagra the Coyotes’ captain, hysterectomy libido viagra has spent his entire career with the Phoenix/Winnipeg organization. Hysterectomy libido viagra Smyth, hysterectomy libido viagra who has played with four different teams since the start of the 2006/2007 season, hysterectomy libido viagra has indicated a willingness to remain in his native Alberta. Hysterectomy libido viagra

Hysterectomy libido viagra The one ace up the Rangers sleeve is that Glen Sather was the Edmonton GM when the Oilers made the 6th overall draft pick in the 1994 NHL Draft. Hysterectomy libido viagra The Sather connection and a desire to win a Stanley Cup might be enough for Smyth to head to New York for the 2nd time in his career. Hysterectomy libido viagra Interestingly enough, hysterectomy libido viagra the Islanders acquired Smyth from Edmonton on February 27, hysterectomy libido viagra 2007 (in exchange for Robert Nilsson, hysterectomy libido viagra Ryan O’Meara and 1st round draft pick) – so history could repeat itself.

Hysterectomy libido viagra If Doan or Smythe prove to be outside of the Rangers reach, hysterectomy libido viagra here is a brief list of names to keep your eye as the deadline nears, hysterectomy libido viagra with their full-season cap hit listed.

Hysterectomy libido viagra BRAD BOYES ($4.0 million) – After posting 43 goals in 2007/2008 and 33 goals in 2008/2009, hysterectomy libido viagra the RW/C has been a major disappointment scoring just 32 goals in the last 2 ½ years. Hysterectomy libido viagra Boyes will be an UFA at the end of the year and should be available for a relatively cheap price. Hysterectomy libido viagra Ranger scouts would have to really look hard to see if the 29-year-old has anything left in the tank.

Hysterectomy libido viagra JAROME IGINLA ($7.0 million) – The Flames captain is in the same boat as Doan and Smyth in terms of wanting to stay with his team. Hysterectomy libido viagra The major differences is that Iginla doesn’t become an UFA until after 2012/2013 so the Rangers would have to build his salary into their cap for next year and Calgary is the thick of the playoff hunt in the Western Conference. Hysterectomy libido viagra The 34-year-old is on pace for his 11th consecutive 30-goal season.

Hysterectomy libido viagra VINNY PROSPAL ($2.6 million) – The former Ranger just signed a contract extension so it is tough to read what Columbus is thinking. Hysterectomy libido viagra With them shopping both Nash and Jeff Carter, hysterectomy libido viagra are the Blue Jackets looking to Prospal as a bridge to a new group of prospects or do they believe they can get more for him if he is signed for one more year. Hysterectomy libido viagra The advantage is that Prospal knows Tortorella and the team and would easily slide on to the first line with Derek Stepan and Marian Gaborik – allowing the Rangers to move Artem Anisimov to the second or third lines.

Hysterectomy libido viagra TUOMO RUUTU ($3.8 million) – Ruutu is on the wish list of some Ranger fans because he has, hysterectomy libido viagra as Torts would say, hysterectomy libido viagra “jam” to his game. Hysterectomy libido viagra Ruutu might not solve their goal scoring problems, hysterectomy libido viagra but he would bring a “Sean Avery intensity” to the Blueshirts with a little more scoring. Hysterectomy libido viagra However, hysterectomy libido viagra he does have one more year left on his contract and has had issues with injuries during the last couple of years. Hysterectomy libido viagra In fact, hysterectomy libido viagra he is expected to be out at least three weeks with the dreaded “upper body injury”.

Hysterectomy libido viagra TEEMU SELANNE ($4.0 million) – I know some of you are rolling your eyes at the thought of the 41-year-old Selanne in a Rangers uniform. Hysterectomy libido viagra Just remember this, hysterectomy libido viagra he would be third on the team in goals (19) and first in assists (33) and points (52) were he a Ranger now. Hysterectomy libido viagra Anaheim GM Bob Murray listed Selanne and Saku Koivu as untouchable as far as trades go. Hysterectomy libido viagra Then again he had to because both have no-trade clauses. Hysterectomy libido viagra Granted, hysterectomy libido viagra Selanne is not the same “Finnish Rocket” he was in his prime and might struggle to score in the Rangers system, hysterectomy libido viagra he still would add much needed offense – especially on the power play. Hysterectomy libido viagra Selanne is one PPG away from hitting double figures in six of his last seven seasons. Hysterectomy libido viagra The one year he didn’t score 10+ PPG was in 2007-2008 and he did score 7 in 26 games after he re-signed with Anaheim in January 2008.

Hysterectomy libido viagra If the Rangers are willing to look at a player who has a couple of years left on his contract, hysterectomy libido viagra they might want to head down to Tortorella’s old stomping grounds in Tampa Bay and kick the tires on Martin St. Hysterectomy libido viagra Louis.

Hysterectomy libido viagra The 36-year-old winger has three more years left on his contract at a cap hit of $5.6 million. Hysterectomy libido viagra Since he signed his current deal as 35+ player, hysterectomy libido viagra the Rangers could not get salary relief by sending him to the AHL. Hysterectomy libido viagra Given his production during the last few years, hysterectomy libido viagra that might not be a problem.

Hysterectomy libido viagra St. Hysterectomy libido viagra Louis is on pace for 76 points and will represent the sixth consecutive season he has scored 76+points. Hysterectomy libido viagra He is also on pace for 26 goals and that would make it 11 consecutive seasons of 25+ goals.

Hysterectomy libido viagra Prior to this season and since becoming a regular with Tampa Bay during the 2000/2001 season, hysterectomy libido viagra St. Hysterectomy libido viagra Louis has played 80+ games every season except two. Hysterectomy libido viagra In 2001/2002 he missed 26 games with a broken leg and he had his consecutive game streak broken this year at 499 when he suffered a facial injury near his left eye during Tampa Bay’s game day skate prior to their December 8, hysterectomy libido viagra 2011 game against the Rangers.

Hysterectomy libido viagra Not only would the Rangers benefit from St. Hysterectomy libido viagra Louis’s speed and playmaking ability, hysterectomy libido viagra he would give the Rangers another option killing penalties. Hysterectomy libido viagra Since he is well versed in all things Tortorella, hysterectomy libido viagra he should be able to make a smooth transition to the Rangers – helped by fellow Lightning Stanley Cup teammates Brad Richards and Ruslan Fedotenko.

Hysterectomy libido viagra His biggest contribution would be a much-needed veteran influence/playoff proven player. Hysterectomy libido viagra In 63 career playoff games, hysterectomy libido viagra St. Hysterectomy libido viagra Louis has 68 points (33 goals and 35assists) – including 20 points (in 18 games) last year and 24 points (in 23 games) while winning the Cup in 2004.

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