Primal Optimist

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  1. The Rangers have ended major transaction activity with the last couple signings as we fully evaluate our squad, players and cap situation. We have room for 4 more contracts, but to be fully compliant with the rules regarding cap we are down to a few hundred thousand dollars and need to hold up and take stock and see when the sheets are updated. I am sure that the executive will be following the same rules wherein on "opening day" you can not have more dollars under contract than your GML cap and your minor league budget can cover between the two of them, and this includes players who will be on IR to start... It is something to remember anyways guys...as we build our squads...almost got me, but i dodged the upward limit by a few hundred thousand, heh. haha but i can't help but love my team depth this year, wahoo!
  2. These two guys coming into the fold this offseason is our reply to the Metro Division. To win here you have to go the extra mile. I want to thank Agent Mike for two separate and long hard negotiations, but mostly for ending them today ; ) haha. Thank you to incoming players Johnny Boychuk and Semyon Varlamov for trusting the plan and coming to Madison Square Garden in this, the year #werise, and thank you to my fellow GM's who created a juggernaut division that I happen to inhabit. I feel these and the other signings will show we are more Harlem Globetrotter now and whole lot less Washington Generals.
  3. MSG NEWS: "We did just land what is for us a major UFA signing, I don't know if the league has signed off on it yet but it completes our drive to get depth on the blueline, thrilled is a cliche word these days but I am really over hyped about this one. We will hold off on any other comments before the league blesses the deal. Now, did anyone catch Aaron Irving at the Nucks prospects scrimmage? He showed us what we hoped to see, that is enough of what we hoped to see to ensure he comes to camp later this summer for further evaulation. One of our picks years back may be a late bloomer after all. Good to see. The #rise and #werise campaign's represent a new mindset here at Madison Square Garden. Some deals in the past were done with an eye to league cohesion, even just a smidge, but no more on that front, our main focus now is getting new york into the post season and doing damage there year in and year out until we win a cup. It has simply taken some time to build the depth we wanted to have for sustained playoff pushes year in and out, and we think we are there now and are ready to jump up, eager to jump up. Averaging 7th worst in the league these past oh 4 or 5 years makes it easier to move up than down, that is for sure, but mark my words, this is the year #werise."
  4. Pretty much staying out of free agency this year, why mess with a good thing? right? haha....in all honesty we did so much better than we ever hoped that I am not in a rush to change much. #afterglow
  5. Superstar Jarome Iginla is available for a pick folks. Get him before he inevitably signs with a contender and the price goes up.
  6. My Pro Scouts have uncovered some mid summer scrimmages between the new Vegas prospects and yours Herr Teutone
  7. Duncan was the 11th overall draftee in 2011, and finished his major junior campaigns in 12-13 with 32 points and over 100 penalty minutes culminating with a 4 game appearance in the Memorial Cup. The 6 foot 3 inch blueliner will turn 24 at the start of this coming season and for a big physical guy he has great footspeed. He has had a few injuries since his draft year but we think given the right circumstances Duncan can be an impact player on the third pairing as he blocks shots and plays physical. His game is a shut down stay home game, but with a mean streak that tosses in hella plm's. Looking forward to that grit in camp.
  8. Then I guess you are medically cleared to play! Game On! hahaha
  9. totally: While I am loving the pace your on this month, I would caution against my own best interests that you take er easy Mike, you are too valuable to this whole league to burn out. ; ) You are too greatly appreciated here to lose you to even a 20 hour long nap...let alone full blown burn out. Thank you so much for your contributions, they are welcome beyond belief but like nail saiid.......do you even sleep bro?
  10. Release: The New York Rangers would like to release Petr Straka who has signed with the Czech League team HC Plzen. http://blog.timesunion.com/hockey/ex-devils-forward-signs-with-czech-league/22739/
  11. will be at the office late here in New York as we put some polish on this team. I want, no, DEMAND to rise up the ranks this year..we aren't silly, we know we won't push for the cup, but we will place a good jump up from where we have averaged. I wont say we are gonna compete in 6 years like some GM's of brand new franchises might boast, but we push for a spot soon, and that is something. This is a new brand of Ranger...we may have to come up with new splash...i will delete the opening image and edit in the new splash for the new mentality. #WERISE
  12. Joining ANdrej Sekera on the IR for half the year will be talented Centerman Patrik Berglund. He underwent successful surgery to fix a dislocated shoulder he sustained during training in Sweden. The silver lining is loads of cap space, but the Pain Train has never been late to the Rangers station, for what, the 4th year in a row now? Roll with the punches though, this year we have the plan to overcome the injury bug. Depth Depth Depth.
  13. Rangers news: Andrej Sekera will be unavailable possibly until February after undergoing surgery on his knee. With a speedy recovery he may be able to play in January.
  14. Signed a great young man today and have a pretty big trade call in... All in all a good days gm'ing