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Mika Zibanejad, whose consecutive left-circle faceoff victories against Brandon Dubinsky led directly to the Rangers’ second and third, seems to be filling the role as No. 1 center rather seamlessly.,adidas Mike Fisher jersey, third-period power-play goals that fueled the club’s impressive 5-3 victory over the Jackets at the Garden on Monday
That opening, was created by the trade of Derek Stepan to the Coyotes in which the Blueshirts received the seventh-overall pick in the draft plus young defenseman Tony DeAngelo in exchange for the core centerman and goaltender Antti Raanta., of course
The package somehow seemed light. But now, four-plus months after the deal and one day after 1A/1B centers Matt Duchene and Kyle Turris were traded as part of the three-way mega-deal involving Colorado, we have a gauge by which to measure general manager Jeff Gorton’s return for his 1A/1B., Ottawa and Nashville
the Rangers did quite all right for themselves.,And the verdict is that as long as Lias Andersson turns out to be a credible selection at seventh-overall
Ottawa overpaid to a degree for Duchene, the 2009 third-overall selection who’d worn out the welcome mat in Colorado and for whom the Senators had lusted for two years,adidas Carey Price jersey, who was the 28th-overall pick last year; and back-up/minor-league goaltender Andrew Hammond., in moving out Turris; a top-10 protected first-rounder in 2018; a second-rounder in 2019; B.U. freshman center Shane Bowers
That represents more of a haul than Gorton obtained from Arizona,adidas Andrew Shaw jersey, but Duchene is more highly regarded,authentic Max Pacioretty jersey, Turris was six months away from leaving Ottawa for nothing. So attach an asterisk to the package going out of Ottawa., more dynamic,authentic Mike Fisher jersey, and a much better finisher and skater than Stepan. And remember this: As a pending free agent
But if Stepan and Duchene are a Big Apple to an orange, Stepan and Turris are a puck to a puck. Turris was a bear for the Rangers to handle in last year’s second-round six-game Ottawa victory, but his career numbers of 136 goals, 184 assists, and 360 in 516 games for .7 points per., and 320 points in 544 games for .59 points per game do not measure up to the former Rangers’ alternate captain’s 128, 232
To acquire Turris, who was immediately signed to a six-year extension worth $6 million per season, the 42nd overall selection in the 2014 draft who is in his third AHL season; and a 2018 second rounder., the Predators traded young defenseman Samuel Girard; 21-year-old forward Vladislav Kamenev
Kamenev and a second for Turris as opposed to the seventh-overall and DeAngelo for Stepan and Raanta.,So Girard
if narrowed somewhat due to the frustration of trying to deal with Colorado GM Joe Sakic. Interest in Turris was more limited because of his pending free-agent status that was eliminated when the center agreed to a six-year extension worth $6 million per.,Interest in Duchene was widespread
there was a lone buyer in the market and it was located in the desert. Maybe it was because Stepan is not the fleetest afoot in a speedy league. Maybe it was because Stepan’s no-trade clause was due to kick in on July 1 and Gorton did not have time to ride it out through the summer.,But there was more of a market for Turris than developed for Stepan once Gorton signaled his availability in early June. Indeed
Maybe the contract featuring a $6.5 million cap hit through 2020-21 was a turnoff. Perhaps Stepan’s subpar playoff performance diminished his value and turned cost-certainty over the next four years into a perceived penalty rather than a bonus.
Whatever the case, as sands ran through the hourglass approaching the June 23 draft in Chicago, the Coyotes were the only active bidders for Stepan. Thus, plus DeAngelo in exchange for Stepan and Raanta.,authentic Carey Price jersey, Gorton made the deal,authentic Andrew Shaw jersey, acquiring the seventh-overall selection later used on Andersson
then No. 22 tilts the equation.,If you believe that the Blueshirts — who rallied from down 2-0 early in the second and then from down 3-2 midway in the third to get to 7-7-2 off of their fourth straight victory — made the deal in order to clear the cap space necessary to sign free-agent defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk
Shattenkirk,adidas Max Pacioretty jersey,who is still becoming comfortable with Brady Skjei as his partner at even-strength, is keying a power play that is humming as a dangerous weapon,authentic P.K Subban jersey, the New Rochelle Kid is as advertised when he signed that four-year free-agent deal worth $6.65 million per.,adidas P.K Subban jersey, 7-for-19 over the last five games, and is in the league’s top 10 overall.