Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by Irishguy42, Feb 26, 2018.
If the poor guy could shoot, he'd be Alex Ovechkin.
Spooner is the best and worst thing that happened to us this TD, and only time will tell which one he's more of. Some of that won't even be measurable as it's entirely dependent on what happens moving forward, and some things we just cannot know unless they had happened another way. We can speculate, but that's it.
Basically: He's raising his own value for a new deal AND raising Hayes' value at the same time. If this keeps up, both (assuming we do keep Spooner) will have earned a decently superior dollar amount in arb, if we go there. Not only that, he's almost single-handedly messing with the tank and potentially affecting our final ranking by up to 3-4 places with how tight things are.
On the other hand, it's awesome to watch them together and I'd love to see that for a full season. Though I've said that about Skjei and Smith, too.
So for me it's a whole lot of mixed feelings.
Interesting to hear the breakdown.
12 pts. in 7 games is a great start, but not sure if Gorton is too happy - since he had the plan to flip him in the next summer window which was so obivous in one his interviews after the deadline. He will get more value for sure, but 25 years old is outside Chytil window when we are suppose to be good and compete.
Bruins fan here. Spooner has good moves; sees the ice pretty well, good on the PP; sort of a poor man's David Krecji. Knock on him is that he can be soft on the puck at times, can disappear for stretches, and has, at times, seemed to be somewhat disinterested as a player. But again, he's skilled. There has been much debate about him in Bruins Nation for years as to whether to keep him or not. After he got his arbitration contract this year, it was clear that we would have to fish or cut bait with him after this year. He was well liked by most fans and is a good guy so we hope he does well for you guys.
Now, about that Rick Nash guy....
He does appear to be the king of missed chances, but he does create space and opportunities for others. He's a guy that, as an opponent, you have to keep a close eye on, and that's important. He is pretty fast for a guy of his size and he has good hands, despite all his near misses.
So far, fairly good hockey trade for both teams, I would say.
It`s highly possible that Gorton flip Spooner in the next summer window, @TheReal13Linseman - his value is gr8 now.
His possession game is pretty awful tbh.
But his production might be worth it. You could say the same about Miller, but the problem with Miller is that we were about to pay him to be Chris Kreider when he's actually Ryan Spooner.
The whole key to Spooner is going to be how much AAV we can sign him for. If we can ink him at under 4, I think he's worth it.
I think your Chytil window is too big.
If he's not in the NHL and effective by age 21, I'm going to be very concerned.
We lack so many prospects @Machinehead - we are not a complete team at all in many different roles I consider vital for success concerning a cup run, and we lack snipers and elite players in general.
In some areas of our game, I agree.
I think our forward corps is very good right now.
Pointless tonight. Trade him.
Can't see him fetching anything more than a 6th rounder.
He’ll be a full time NHL player by mid-season next year.
Let's be patient and see how he does first. He's only 18 years old and still has not outgrown the AHL yet
Ryan Spooner thriving with new team.
Ryan Spooner Answers New York Rangers Call to Action
Honestly though, the value of his rights probably is around that. Trading him is stupid. Not saying give him a massive contract, but we really should try to keep this guy.
Lots of players are due for raises this summer and Spooner is one of them. Sorry Ryan, we need that money for McLeod's new contract!