Rangers Announce Fire Sale Is Coming – On Twitter

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  1. So it appears the Hawks will have more competition to unload high priced vets at the TDL and after the season. Nash will probably go at the TDL since he has expiring contract after this season. Who else? Lundqvist is 35 with 3 seasons remaining on his $8.5M contract – so not sure if a team wants to pick up that. McDonagh is only 28 with a year left at $4.7M so he would be a nice pickup for someone but he’s the Rangers captain so not sure the Rangers would trade him. They have more “tradeable” players than the Hawks though.

  2. Well it is definitely a new world in the NHL when you have teams announcing their plans over Twitter and marketing to their fan base to get them to support the plan. I am sure old Bill Wirtz never could have imagined the day….

  3. This is the sports landscape in 2018 across all sports, either you are going for it or you are rebuilding. I’m good with it, I have zero problems with a GM looking at his team and realizing they aren’t good enough to win. Id say the Rangers are closer to contending then the Hawks. They don’t have alot of bad money deals and they have some nice young players.

  4. Yes. Look at the NBA. You might need two hands to count the teams that are actively tanking. It used to be only one, maybe two teams were tanking in a given season. Now you will start to see many doing the same. But it won’t work for them all. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the NHL and baseball follow suit in that way.

    Look at all the #1 picks the Oilers have had. Yes they have McDavid but they are still a long way from a Cup. So much has to go right to win a championship, I think we tend to forget that as the Cup wins came pretty fast and easy here in Chicago for those last three. And every time they got there, they delivered. I would hate for my team to get to the final, only to lose.

  5. H is Mike- right u r on how hard it is to field team to win Cup…

    to add- even if SB works some miracle(s)… and dumps 1 or 2 fat NMC core contracts…
    I just don’t see the next “Hossa-type” HOF available in UFA market this year or next… there is always some talent available… just not 2 way- HOF type… who can continue to play into their late 30’s- without much decline

    Hossa- to me was the “straw that broke the camel’s back”… guy was warrior/skilled/2 way player… HOF guy… who was still near prime…
    Tavares- is great skill guy… but NOT in same league as a Hossa…

    So any Cap/UFA geek… or Tab- got an idea… of who that guy is in near future???

  6. Good point Mike, Hall, Eberle and Yakupov all long gone from Oilers and still struggling big time. Alot of times its hard to get out of that perpetual rebuild mold. The Leafs although going to playoffs look like a team that still has some pieces missing yet.

  7. @ HEREISMIKE

    The NBA is a different animal 1 guy can make all the difference in the world. Even if you have a McDavid of Crosby they still only are on the ice 20-25 mins TOPS. Baseball is already following suit, agents are going crazy this offseason because teams aren’t interested in paying a ton of money to FA when they don’t have a chance to win. The sports landscape has changed, it just took the NHL a while to come around to it. Hockey tends to have a lot less sure bets though.

  8. GREAT point Southside about how having 1 superstar out of 5 guys on the floor can make such a huge difference in the NBA. It makes it seem even harder to build an NHL champ team, since you not only need a superstar or two, but the correct supporting cast with a mix of talents. Not to mention a goalie that can handle the pressure.

  9. When Bryan Bickel was in his final days on the Hawks, and wasnt playing very well ,he was usually high man on the team in hits and made up for his falling point totals, it made him an honest player. I see that Saad doesnt- feel that he should contribute any way possible

  10. Hereismike very true not only the Oilers but look at Arizona and Buffalo. Arizona is too cheap to keep any of it’s talents but the Buffalo owner has lots of cash and have had many good picks but are still a toilet and going nowhere. Let’s hope the Hawk can find that next 1C and 1D or 2D.

    NBA is just a joke there is only about 5 teams at best with a shot (more like 1 or 2) and baseball isn’t quite as bad but hockey 2/3 of the league have a legitimate shot. Still the best sport going.

  11. H I Mike, spot on. It is so hard to field a CUP winning team. Although SB’s loyalty has contributed to the Hawks struggles, he deserves heaps of praise. Can you name 5 GMs who have collectively done a better job over the past 10-12 years?

    I will again say, who could have known the struggles Saad is having? His career was on an upward trajectory until this year. My guess is the Saad (and Panarin) will both have better years next year. I still think the trade will turn out positive in the end.

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