So now that we know that “Glen Sather will indeed sit down with Mats Sundin on Saturday”:http://www.nypost.com/seven/12102008/sports/rangers/sather_to_meet_with_sundin_on_saturday_143550.htm, I’m interested in opinions on how the Rangers could actually make this happen.
Of course, one opinion is that the Rangers shouldn’t make it happen at all. The team has a logjam of centers as it is, and as Larry Brooks rightly pointed out, the natural move of Chris Drury to wing isn’t so natural at all when you consider Drury has never seemed comfortable there (others have said that Brandon Dubinsky could play wing, and while it’s true Dubinsky has been dreadful on faceoffs this year, he’s still a prototypical pivot to me).
But if you’re of the belief that this team is clearly at least one major piece away from being a serious contender — what, the nailbiting win over a mediocre Atlanta team didn’t win you over? — then you need to start thinking about ways to make room for Sundin.
For the record, I don’t think Sather saying, “Mats, it’s a privilege to play in New York, so you should accept the league minimum” is going to cut it. And I’m equally skeptical of any plan that involves waving veterans and burying them in the minors.
So get thinking. I’m sure Sather and Cam Hope will appreciate your suggestions.
The Rangers are on the ice at noon. More later…