Cialis prices With the NHL trade deadline just a day away, cialis prices the rumor mill is heating up as teams start jockeying for positioning to make that one trade that will put them over the top or signal the start of a rebuilding process. Cialis prices

Cialis prices Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero already laid waste to the NHL trade market with his pre-deadline deals that brought in the likes of Brendan Morrow, cialis prices Doug Murray and Jarome Iginla. Cialis prices While Shero says he is done, cialis prices his salary cap situation says otherwise. Cialis prices According to CapGeek, cialis prices the Penguins have the ability to add $18 million in annual average salary to their payroll.

Cialis prices The Penguins have gone all in because all three of their acquisitions are UFAs and they might be facing a closing window of opportunity come the end of next season when Evgeni Malkin, cialis prices Kris Letang, cialis prices Brooks Orpik and Chris Kunitz become UFAs and Simon Despres and Brandon Sutter become RFAs.

Cialis prices Conversely, cialis prices the New York Rangers have the ability to add about $6.8 million in annual average salary come the deadline. Cialis prices Unlike the Penguins who were adding to a powerhouse team, cialis prices the Rangers have one-third the cap space to try and right a team that is fighting for their playoff lives.

Cialis prices Faced with a dropping salary cap come next season, cialis prices and a disinclination to trade away any of their prized prospects, cialis prices the Blueshirts do not expect too active at the trade deadline. Cialis prices Rather than the splashy headlines they made in 1994 on their way to the Stanley Cup, cialis prices the best the Rangers can expect to do is tinker a little bit – reshuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic if you will.

Cialis prices The Rangers and San Jose Sharks have spent a lot of time scouting each other. Cialis prices From all indications, cialis prices the Blueshirts focus was on Dan Boyle and Ryane Clowe. Cialis prices While the Rangers could probably make Boyle’s contract work for this season, cialis prices they would not be able to fit his $6.67 million contract next year unless Marian Gaborik headed west.

Cialis prices In addition to the salary concern, cialis prices Boyle has a limited no-trade clause and the Rangers could be one of eight teams on his veto list.

Cialis prices Clowe fits well within Coach John Tortorella’s style and would bring some of that “jam” that Torts is always harping on. Cialis prices Clowe is an UFA at the end of the season so the Rangers would only have to accommodate his prorated $3.6 million contract for this season. Cialis prices Clowe would not be the direct answer to the Rangers offensive woes. Cialis prices For those answers, cialis prices you need the likes of Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards to start earning their big-time salaries. Cialis prices

Cialis prices Rather, cialis prices Clowe helps add a physical aspect that the Rangers lost when they dealt away Brandon Dubinsky and let Brandon Prust leave as an UFA – both moves which were the right moves. Cialis prices The problem is Glen Sather never adequately replaced those two players and a player like Artem Anisimov. Cialis prices The 6-foot-2 and 225 pound Clowe has not scored a goal this season, cialis prices but the Rangers are looking for him to create some space for the Blueshirt snipers to operate.

Cialis prices San Jose President/GM Doug Wilson explained the Clowe situation from the Sharks perspective.

Cialis prices “He’s one of these guys that’s feared and respected, cialis prices he’s tough as nails, cialis prices he can play the game, cialis prices he’s a great teammate, cialis prices and he’s a pending unrestricted free agent, cialis prices” Wilson told The Associated Press.

Cialis prices “As a player and a teammate, cialis prices teammates know he has their back and he’s just a tremendous heart-and-soul competitor.”

Cialis prices Apparently because of his no-trade clause, cialis prices Clowe’s choices came down to the Rangers and Vancouver Canucks. Cialis prices Kevin Allen of USA Today spoke to Vancouver GM Mike Gillis who told him, cialis prices “It seemed like geography was a (determining) factor.”

Cialis prices Allen then added his own take – “According to Gillis, cialis prices Clowe liked the Vancouver situation, cialis prices but preferred to move to the Eastern Conference team.

Cialis prices Setting aside all talk of no-trade and no-movement clauses, cialis prices the Rangers have made it clear they are loathed to move the likes of Chris Kreider or J.T. Cialis prices Miller in trades and it is doubtful they would give up Dylan McIlrath or Brady Skjei before either blueliner had a chance to play for the Rangers.

Cialis prices Salary cap concerns and an unwillingness to move their top prospects are not the only restriction the Rangers face in making a deadline deal. Cialis prices Teams are always on the lookout for draft picks (especially first and second round picks) – and the Rangers have a problem there as well with their own first round draft pick belonging to the Columbus Blue Jackets as a result of the Rick Nash deal.

Cialis prices The Clowe deal has robbed the Rangers of some of their 2013 assets – their own 2nd round pick and a 3rd round pick they acquired from Florida. Cialis prices They may also face losing a 2nd round pick in 2014 if Clowe re-signs with the Rangers or if the team reaches the Eastern Conference Finals.

Cialis prices Elliotte Friedman of CBC says the Rangers are among the teams showing a lot of interest in Curtis Glencross. Cialis prices The LW would be a good fit in Tortorella’s system as he would bring some speed, cialis prices a physical aspect and two-way play. Cialis prices He can play on the power play, cialis prices penalty kill, cialis prices as well as skate a regular turn as a top 6-9 forward. Cialis prices He has scored 20+ goals the last two years, cialis prices but does have bouts of inconsistency (see, cialis prices he IS a perfect Ranger).

Cialis prices There are a couple of roadblocks. Cialis prices Other teams might be more willing to “go all in” as compared to the Rangers. Cialis prices Glencross does have a no-movement clause so he would to approve any deal to New York. Cialis prices Also, cialis prices he has one more year on his contract at $2.55 million before he becomes an UFA. Cialis prices The salary isn’t that unreasonable, cialis prices but with the cap dropping $6 million next season the Rangers would have to move some pieces before next season.
With the Rangers having limited resources, cialis prices it might behoove them to concentrate their deadline conversations to strengthening their blue line. Cialis prices

Cialis prices The Rangers have options at forward if they decide to turn Kreider and Miller loose, cialis prices with Jesper Fast (who practiced with the team on Tuesday) here and Oscar Lindberg potentially looming on the horizon.

Cialis prices The team cannot afford to rely on Marc Staal’s return this season. Cialis prices They need to proceed as if he is out for the rest of the year. Cialis prices If he ends up being ready to play this year then it will be an unexpected bonus.

Cialis prices The big problem is that defensemen are to the NHL what reliable pitching is to Major League Baseball teams – a wanted commodity that is not easy to acquire.

Cialis prices The Rangers could look to the waiver-wire for a cheap (and quick) fix and claim d-man Kurtis Foster who was placed on waivers after Philadelphia acquired Kent Huskins from Detroit after the Red Wings signed collegiate free agent Danny DeKeyser. Cialis prices Got it?

Cialis prices Foster’s defensive ability will not make anyone forget Rod Langway, cialis prices but his big and booming shot from the point could help the Rangers floundering power play. Cialis prices If Tortorella is only going to give Roman Hamrlik five minutes of ice time, cialis prices then Foster could get those minutes as a power play specialist.

Cialis prices Cam Barker (Vancouver) and Steve Montador (Chicago) were also waived by their teams. Cialis prices Montador has been out all season with a concussion and, cialis prices according to The Hockey News, cialis prices cleared waivers and was assigned to Rockford of the AHL. Cialis prices I was a big Barker fan during his draft year, cialis prices but he has not lived up to his hype and might not survive the Tortorella “death stare” the first time he missed an assignment that led to a goal against.

Cialis prices One other name to watch is Ryan O’Byrne of Colorado. Cialis prices The 6-foot-5 and 234 pound O’Byrne is a right-handed shooting d-man with a very limited offensive game. Cialis prices However, cialis prices he does use his size well and is not afraid to drop the gloves if necessary. Cialis prices He is making $1.8 million and is set to be an UFA at the end of the season.

Cialis prices The only problem with O’Byrne is that the Rangers already have three right shooters on the blue line and could really use a lefty shooter to replace Hamrlik in the lineup.

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