Do it. Get him. This team is still, imho 1 more legitimate offensive weapon away from being a Stanley Cup favorite. You have the chance to get a multiple 30 goal scorer on a favorable contract who is just now entering the prime of his career, you do it. End of story. This is why the Rangers have these assets, to make moves when they are ready…and they are ready, now.
I’ve got 2 proposals and 2 corresponding lineups.
Brandon Dubinsky OR Artem Anisimov
A first rounder in either of the next 2 drafts (Anaheims choice)
Ryan Bourque OR Michael St. Croix, OR Steven Fogarty OR Christian Thomas
Dylan McIlrath OR Tim Erixon
For Bobby Ryan.
Assuming they took Dubi the lineup for this season would be something like…
Anisimov – Stepan – Gaborik
Ryan – Richards – Callahan
Wolski – Mitchell – Hagelin
Fedotenko – Boyle – Prust
Rupp, Avery waive EC
When Staal is healthy…
Staal – Sauer
Girardi – MCD
MDZ – Eminger
Woywitka, waive Stralman
If they Picked Dubi You’d probably slide Ryan