Rangers get Higgins and some wiggle room

Rangers get Higgins and some wiggle room

There are 13 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 30, 2009, titled Rangers get Higgins and some wiggle room. In it, Newsday reports that:

With one sudden salary-dump, the once cap-strapped Rangers became players in the NHL 's free-agent market when the gates swing open Wednesday.

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David Volek

United States

#1 Jul 1, 2009
WOW did Bob Gainey get picked off or what???? Sather did the unthinkable, and dumped one of the worst contracts since Yashin. I applaud Glen Sather who brought in a sick player in Higgins..........I think Komisarek is next..
Bob

Farmingdale, NY

#2 Jul 1, 2009
Montreal fans are furious at this trade. Sather pulled a coup. McDonough is Montreal's best prospect, and Montreal has terrific prospects. And the other kid is a good prospect. Rangers now have a tremendous group of defensive prospects, I wonder which one's will be dangled.
Chuck

Bronx, NY

#3 Jul 1, 2009
Just another big mistake by Sather-
I watched plenty of Ranger games last season and saw Gomez set up guys 1000 times only to watch the guys NOT FINISH-

They should have dumped Drury.,..he was far more disappointing.

Rangers needed to complement Gomez by getting him a sniper or even just a decent goal scorer-
Effigy of the Forgotten

Richmond Hill, NY

#4 Jul 1, 2009
Chuck wrote:
Just another big mistake by Sather-
I watched plenty of Ranger games last season and saw Gomez set up guys 1000 times only to watch the guys NOT FINISH-
They should have dumped Drury.,..he was far more disappointing.
Rangers needed to complement Gomez by getting him a sniper or even just a decent goal scorer-
I hear what you're saying about Drury, but I watched Gomez throw the puck away a billion times. He just never seemed to mesh with anyone, not even Jagr.

How is ridding of $7.3 million of cap space for the next 5 years a mistake ? OH, and they got back Montreal's best D prospect.
Isle Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jul 1, 2009
Sather just made Higgins a 40 goal scorer. The additional games against the Isles will increase his total. He seems to kill us. Gainey was definetely asleep at the wheel. Higgins is younger, cheaper and not far from Gomez talent wise. The salary dump is the clincher.
Als Trout Wig

Harriman, NY

#6 Jul 1, 2009
Chuck wrote:
Just another big mistake by Sather-
I watched plenty of Ranger games last season and saw Gomez set up guys 1000 times only to watch the guys NOT FINISH-
They should have dumped Drury.,..he was far more disappointing.
Rangers needed to complement Gomez by getting him a sniper or even just a decent goal scorer-
No way.

Sather is a genius, just like every year. You watch. Higgins will be setting up and complimenting Brashear. This will surely make the Rangers win the second cup in 69 years!!!!

All hail furer Sather!!!!
Justice

Southampton, NY

#7 Jul 3, 2009
Same story every year, get all the big name free agents, paper champs already in July. We want the cup chants comming from the Garden. And what usually happens? Same old story, the team falls apart come playoffs and another year without a cup. Gaborik will get hurt, Higgins will do what the others do, go through the motions after he gets his check from cablevision and Brashear will be picking splinters out of his a s s from all the time he will spend next to Avery in the penalty box.
Ultimate Ranger Fan

Harriman, NY

#8 Jul 3, 2009
Justice wrote:
Same story every year, get all the big name free agents, paper champs already in July. We want the cup chants comming from the Garden. And what usually happens? Same old story, the team falls apart come playoffs and another year without a cup. Gaborik will get hurt, Higgins will do what the others do, go through the motions after he gets his check from cablevision and Brashear will be picking splinters out of his **** from all the time he will spend next to Avery in the penalty box.
It only matters that we buy the best and think we are the best. At least I feel good for half the season....and then switch to baseball.....

Yo Range-izz!!!!!
Benoit Balls

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Jul 3, 2009
Ultimate Ranger Fan wrote:
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It only matters that we buy the best and think we are the best. At least I feel good for half the season....and then switch to baseball.....
Yo Range-izz!!!!!
Actually I feel good the whole season. Right into the playoffs. You only feel good for half the season Quogue ?
Feces For Benoit

Harriman, NY

#10 Jul 3, 2009
Benoit Balls wrote:
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Actually I feel good the whole season. Right into the playoffs. You only feel good for half the season Quogue ?
We're talking feeling good about hockey, not feeling yourself....

;)
Benoit Balls

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Jul 3, 2009
Feces For Benoit wrote:
<quoted text>
We're talking feeling good about hockey, not feeling yourself....
;)
I know.
You only feel good for half the season Quogue ?
Feces For Benoit

Harriman, NY

#12 Jul 4, 2009
Benoit Balls wrote:
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I know You feel good
Man, you are one sick puppy.

I don't swing that way......You should meet Lundqvist in the Village.

“too much coffee!”

Since: Jun 09

oceanside

#13 Jul 4, 2009
Chuck wrote:
Just another big mistake by Sather-
I watched plenty of Ranger games last season and saw Gomez set up guys 1000 times only to watch the guys NOT FINISH-
They should have dumped Drury.,..he was far more disappointing.
Rangers needed to complement Gomez by getting him a sniper or even just a decent goal scorer-
without getting rid of one of those big salaries the rangers couldn't attempt to get anything...they were lucky to be able to move even one of them!

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