Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by LastWordArmy, Oct 6, 2020.
They could always pair Reunanen or Robertson with Trouba and have Miller with Lundkvist/Schneider
Depends on who owns him in June. If it’s Nashville, they have an expansion problem. Probably a player who doesn’t require expansion protection and a pick.
Playoffs or no this year, the objective will definitely be playoffs next year. The Rangers will also have a ton of payroll room.
Think strategically. They can spend some of that money on shorter contract comittments.
There isn’t any to suggest Lundkvist gets moved either. This is all just our opinion and despite how hot you are to move Nils I don’t think it’s particularly likely unless the return is massive.
Lindgren is super steady but agreed he doesn’t seem to have the upside.
I refuse to buy into the idea that Lundkvist is getting moved just cause there is no room with Trouba and Schneider around.
Lundkvist has more talent than either. I’m not pawning him off just cause “need moar tuffness!!!”
I endorse a plan that keeps him here even if someone has to move to their off side.
I think True Blue might be related to Schneider.
I’m sure that WAS the plan before Fox turned into a superstar who is better than him and you drafted two more kids who also may be better than him.
If they are, you want those kids instead, to hell with the “style” he plays. Lundkvist isn’t exactly a shrinking violet.
New information requires a new plan.
Or because Lundkvist turns into a stud and Trouba has not been so far here, management decides they want the better player who isn’t making $8m a year.
Not sure why Reunanen isn’t getting more of a look over Hajek or Smith.
Neither lundkvist or Schneider are going to marinate in the AHL for 3 years until trouba can be moved. If trouba sucked or was miserable here there might be an outside shot for a buyout or early deal but not likely. One of these young guns will be packaged for a high impact center while both their values are sky high. You talk of a new plan, but lundkvist was drafted before Schneider was drafted. That is a new plan, Schneider wasn’t in the system before. I don’t see them dealing lindgren, that’s Fox a best friend and they have history going back years. They also play really well together. Seems like they share a psychic connection lol. If they move a guy to the left, one of Robertson, lindgren, or miller is the odd man out. With Jones still coming fast and furious. Nils seems like the logical candidate with fox on the roster and Jones in the system but who knows they might deal Schneider instead. But moving up to get him at the draft and gushing over him, it’s highly unlikely, if both are ready at camp they are going to have a serious decision to make while each player is at their best value for trade.
My comment was regarding Trouba being moved any time soon. And where am I "hot" to move Lundkvist?
Or maybe I see things differently than you and take other factors into consideration when presenting a credible argument with out taking sides?
Fox has absolutely nothing to do with Trouba. And how are these kids that were drafted that are better than him? Surely you are not going to say that Lundqvist and Schneider are already better than Trouba, are you?
Whatever plan you feel like concocting, I think that you had better simply get used to the idea that Trouba is not going anywhere. At least not for quite a while.
Considering he has not played a single second of NHL time, why not wait until this actually happens before jumping to such conclusions?
It is every bit as realistic as Schneider getting traded. Every bit. When you look and see how the team is being built for the long term, the idea becomes even more grounded.
I would think that they will keep Miller with Trouba. Trouba has been pretty good this year and as Miller gets more and more experience, I think that there is room to grow for both of them together.
I think that there is a real shot that next year's third pairing has 3 rookies. Schneider vs. Lundkvist & Hajek vs. Reunanen vs Robertson.
And while I am the first to constantly rail against this and it hardly happens, if Lundkvist could ever play the left side (he is already a right shot), it would be a dream.
But for long term , we also should be realistic and expect that one or two of the defensive prospects that we really like will likely be moved.
Hajek and Smith are both absolutely awful and together comprise one of the worst pairings in the league.
Dying for them both to get replaced by someone competent.
I rarely agree with True Blue but i agree here. I think Schneider is as ready as Lundqvist and it will come down to need. I was really impressed with the way Schneider moves and handled the puck in the WJC and the physicality is obvious. Of course, they can both make it if we make other changes.
Because right now Hajek is better. I would love to see him play over Smith but not with Hajek.
Not watching hockey; just reading stats. Get a television.
Schneider might have a shorter path to the NHL than Lundkvist when all is said and done, but remember that Lundkvist would have been here this year if not for Covid. Also remember that Lundkvist has been playing against men for the last 4 years, in one of the best leagues outside the NHL.
I like Schneider a lot, but it's a pretty tall task for any defenseman to go from the CHL to the NHL in their D+2 season. I expect him to show well in camp next year, but ultimately end up in Hartford for additional seasoning.
I watch the games and agree with him?
I hope it's a hell of a battle, because I like both guys a lot.
Lundkvist should have the inside track --- he's arguably a finalist in the discussion for best defensive prospect outside the NHL/AHL right now.
Schneider has nothing left to prove in the WHL at this point and could play in the AHL right now as a regular. I think he's NHL bound sooner rather than later.
But, if I were going to place bets, today, I would say Lundkvist starts on the opening night roster and Schneider eats up a ton of minutes in the AHL, possibly with Robertson.
Robertson is another one who is going to challenge for a spot sooner rather than later.
All true. We will see. I am excited about the competition.
You agree that Hajek stinks? That's fine. Most of the posters who vilify his play use advance stats as their evidence.
If everyone comes as advertised it will be a hell of a defensive rotation.
As to the Hajek Smith point, maybe they arent the worst in the league, but we could do much much better. The third pairing is one of the more obvious steps forward towards a competitive roster.
I don't think hes good at all.
He had a stretch for a bit where he was legitimately okay, but hes reverted back to his usual. It hasn't helped that his partner has been even worse, but both he and Smith have sucked.
The thing I keep wondering about is Robertson. If Robertson needs some time in HFD, could the team roll with a Schneider Lundkvist third pair? I understand that one of them would have to play on their off-side and they'd both be rookies, but I mean, Hajek is playing is off side and is basically a rookie in terms of experience. It's a really tall order but unless we are getting a truly elite 1C i don't move either of Lundkvist or Schneider. There are very few players in the league I would trade either for. Trouba has that no trade, and that salary but he's the one I'd prefer to move. Likely not realistic.
I think there's significantly more comfort with playing Lundkvist or Schneider on the left side than there was with ADA. Having said that, I don't think the Rangers want to go that route long-term.
What's interesting is that you have three young defenseman who all could make very strong cases for playing in the NHL next season. I think that highly of Robertson, Schneider and Lundkvist.
But there may be an option where the Rangers bring in a more experienced left defenseman, for now, and let Robertson and Schneider eat a lot of time and play in different situations in Hartford.
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