Player Discussion Mats Zuccarello Part II

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  1. Placid

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    Management was sort of in a hurry to "get rid of" Grabner and Nash, as their contracts expire when this season is over. Zucc has one year left on his contract after this season, so they can afford to wait for exactly the kind of offer that they are after.

    That offer might come tomorrow, or it might never come, no way for us to tell :)

    Of course, if Zucc remains on the team until this time next season, unless they are signing an extension, then Zucc will also probably go for "best offer received" so that the Rangers get something back for him.
     
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    I've been a Ranger--and hockey-- fan for over 50 years. Saw my first games at the Old Garden on Broadway. Zucc has said publicly that he wants to finish his career with the Rangers. Has he come out and said something different recently?

    Lots of people assumed the Staal brothers would become free agents and find a team to play with together--that never happened. Yes, he Sedin's made it clear they wanted to play together (and so too did Selanne and Kariya) but I really don't see it as a priority for most players. It's a business, players have limited control over where they play and are not going to hold out to go to a team because they have friends there, even with a some kind of no-trade clause. There's plenty of time in the off-season to hang out with friends.
     
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    Exactly.
     
  4. bennylundholm

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    The Jets would likely give 2018 1st, Petan and Lemieux for Zuc. Is that enough?
     
  5. E-Train

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    Upgrade that Petan piece.
     
  6. Rangers in 7

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    zucc is most likely staying unless we get blown away by an offer for him
     
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    A Brassard Bromance throwback from December 2017.

    Unless the Rangers get wild overpayment, Zucc is not leaving. Despite the shiny new toy brigade's eternal wish to field a team of 20 year olds.
     
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    Zucc stays. He means more to this team and fanbase than a 27th overall pick.
     
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    I hope Zucc retires a Ranger, but if we get an overpayment then I understand why Gorton would trade him. Will just be unfortunate.

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    179 pounds of pure heart.

    I'd love for him to stay on my team.
     
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    Loffen YAAAAAAAAARRR

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    Looks like someone didn’t have anyone watching their back in the prison shower
     
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    You live to deliver passes another day, bro!
     
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    So, Zucc have the C now?
     
  16. Go Away Staal

    Go Away Staal #tradezucc

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    No.

    He's likely to be the next one voted off the island.
     
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    If Gorton is saying there is still work to be done, Zucc and Shattenkirk are my co-favorites to get moved at the draft.
     
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    You were right but seeing the mess we have now for the next 3-8 years I kind of wish Mats was in Pitt or Tampa to play in the playoffs with Brass/Hags or McD/JT.
     
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    zucc like hank are going to finish their careers as rangers....that is just my guess

    when it comes to zucc though more specifically i think where we end up in the lottery is going to have a huge impact on whether he is a ranger next year.....

    hear me out here for a second, if the rangers manage to get into the top 3 in this draft i think that truly alters the plans for gorton going forward especially if we manage to get dahlin first overall (i understand this is a pipe dream) the team isnt far away from competing. We obviously arent cup contenders next season but i think getting in the top 3 would also mean we are most likely signing kovalchuk. that would mean we are able to ice a fairly competitive team and zucc is a part of that
     
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    Yes true, I think it`s crucial to get one of the top three prospects in the next 2018 draft - so I also believe it depends on how we are doing in the draft concerning Zucc being part of Rangers or not. But just just moving players based on age topic is not a good strategy to do a successful rebuild. All is talking about rebuild, but you need to consider key pieces - how is our PP doing without Shattenkirk for instant, and we had one of the best PP when both Kreider & Shattenkirk were healthy beginning of the season for a while at least. And removing all pieces, because just sake of moving players for picks make no sense to me personally - it just delay the years we are going to compete without veteran players.
     
  21. Rangers in 7

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    look at how trading everyone older then 26 worked for teams like the oilers and buffalo

    you need to have veteran leadership on any team
     
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    You could be 100% right although signing Kovy seems like a strange move during a rebuild. I just feel bad for Zooks. Most his friends have come and gone. All that remains for him is Lundy, Zibs, and Kreider. Plus how fun would it have been to see him back with Brass and Hags (Or Cally/Strall/JT/McD) for a shot at the cup?
     
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    I say stay away, as attractive as Kovy sounds in bringing in so that the Russian kids have an elder to go to. Guy is 1) 35 and 2) can go rogue anytime.
     
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    Lundqvist, Zucc, Kreider, Fast, and Staal are all that's left of the Cup Finals team, if I'm not missing anyone else. AV and Arniel don't count.
     
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    zucc can 100% be part of the next cup run...i know we are bad right now and next year will most likely be tough as well but this isnt a 5 or 6 year rebuild here
     

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