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July 26, 2007

Comments

MOSS

Do I think Peca is a good fit? The answer is, I really don't know. A 'Peca-type' player is precisely what we need, especially for that role. But, while the broken leg may be considered a freak- rather than chronic- incident, it nonetheless is an indication that Peca does injure easily. And lets not kid ourselves. Ever since the Darcy Tucker incident, Peca hasn't been a shell of himself. Ultimately, if he were willing to take a 1-year deal for no more than $1.5M, I would consider it. But then again, I'm not the GM. I still believe that if you want to take a shot at another centerman with injury history, you go for Mr. Forsberg. Then you slide Drury to the 3-hole, giving you a 1-2-3 of Gomez, Forsberg, Drury. Or Forsberg, Gomez, Drury- whoever clicks better w/ Jags. I don't know what you think, but that's far better than Gomez, Drury, Avery. What do you think, Rabbi?

The Hockey Rabbi

I don't like the Forsberg idea. He's not a #3 center. Superstars like him have a hard time fading into the background gracefully (remeber Messier?). Drury is also not a 3rd line center. You can't put square pegs into round holes, it disrupts the chemistry of the team. The Rangers have centermen for their top 2 lines. They have to select an appropriate 3rd liner.

thedirtyboy

From an Islander fan's standpoint I can vouch for Peca with the same confidence that I bashed Yashin. Peca has never been the same player since the Tucker hit- especially offensively. Having said that, he would be an excellent addition to any team. Also, if he was still that player, we wouldn't be having this discussion because you wouldn't be able to sign him for these kinds of numbers.

rangerbill94

I'd rather go with a young Dubinsky centering an energy 4th line and use Betts centering a defensive 3rd line. If the Dubinsky line begins to click, move them up to 3rd line ice time.

The Hockey Rabbi

rangerbill94:

thanks for the comment. I've seen you post comments on other sites before. Welcome to this one!

under your scenario, where would you put straka and hossa?

Mike

Not for nothing, but aren't the Rangers at $49 million and still have some arbitration deals to contend with? While I would love to see your backs up against the wall financially, I doubt you really need Peca. Rangerbill94 is right, throw some kids in there and get them ice time on the third and fourth lines.

Then again, I speak for a team who's big off season acquisition so far has been Isbister (ugh). So bias and a tad bit of jealousy is lacing my comments :)

Mike

Not for nothing, but aren't the Rangers at $49 million and still have some arbitration deals to contend with? While I would love to see your backs up against the wall financially, I doubt you really need Peca. Rangerbill94 is right, throw some kids in there and get them ice time on the third and fourth lines.

Then again, I speak for a team who's big off season acquisition so far has been Isbister (ugh). So bias and a tad bit of jealousy is lacing my comments :)

The Dark Ranger

I cannot imagine they can find the room; the only way is to not re-sign both Hossa and Avery. That wouldn't be a good thing, I think. Maybe Mess is coming back.

tdr

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