Grading the New York Rangers’ 2013 Offseason
Completing the sale will have an immediate effect on the on-ice product, at least in one respect. The move cleared the way for the team to complete the signing of two-time Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas, a Stanley Cup-winning goaltender who took last season off before deciding he wanted to return. MISC. The top-ranked Virginia womens soccer team extended its win streak to 10 games, the programs longest since 1990, with a 3-2, come-from-behind win at Duke. The Cavaliers (10-0, 4-0 ACC) rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to remain the nations only unbeaten and untied team. Morgan Brian, Makenzy Doniak and Gloria Douglas scored for the Cavaliers. The Blue Devils (4-5-1, 1-3-1 ACC) took the 2-0 halftime lead by scoring on both of their shots on goal. . . . Eighth-ranked Georgetown tied visiting DePaul, 1-1, in the Big East opener for both teams. Mary Kroening scored for the Hoyas (8-0-2) on a header off a corner kick in the 57th minute to tie the game. The Hoyas failed to win despite a 25-5 advantage in shots against the Blue Demons (6-1-2).
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Mackenzie Skapski (G, WHL), was chosen in the sixth round, and even though he wont be expected to make an impact anytime soon, he appears to be a quality netminder who could one day see NHL action. It wasnt an ideal situation for the Rangers this year at the draft, but the three third-round selections the organization made are high-risk, high-reward, with the potential for serious payouts. The Rangers have done well selecting in the second and third rounds under Sather, and hell be hoping these three turn out to be gems too. Benoit Pouliot (center) Derek Leung/Getty Images The best way to start this conversation is to talk about Brad Richards. The Rangers had the opportunity to use their last compliance buyout on Richards back in early July, before the unrestricted free-agency market opened. But Sather decided to hold onto the veteran center, in hopes that he could justify his mammoth contract under Vigneault, who is known to get the best out of his top offensive players. But still, even if Richards succeeds in 2013-14, the Rangers are still taking a risk by keeping Richards around, with all the dangers the cap-recapture clause presents. Plus, not buying out Richards handicapped the Rangers in the free-agency market. I personally felt the Rangers would have been best off buying out Richards, eliminating his disaster-waiting-to-happen contract and signingand maybe even overpayinga player like Val Filppula or Stephen Weiss. Think about it, the Rangers would have then shed at least $1.6 million in actual cap, eliminated the cap-recapture risks andwould’veacquired a player better than Richards. Clearly this was something Sather felt was not in the organizations best interest. Instead, the Rangers decided to keep an overpaid, declining 33-year-old and effectively eliminate any additional cap space they could have used to sign able and ready unrestricted free agents, as well as their ever-growing list of restricted free agents. The Rangers did bring in a few depth players, and quality ones at that. Dominic Moore is an ideal fourth-line center who gives the Rangers options, and Benoit Pouliot adds additional second- or third- line offensive talent. Both good additions.
But the city has also made strides. In 1990, when the city had 1 million fewer residents, crime reached a high of 2,245 murders. The murder rate has fallen from 649 deaths in 2001, when Bloomberg was elected, to 414 in 2012. The city is also greener with new parks ringing Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront. Less than two months before the election, some Wall Street executives are already looking back fondly on the years when one of their own was mayor of the city and relate more easily to Lhota than they do to de Blasio. “Joe understands that the job is more about management than politics,” said Ken Langone, co-founder of Home Depot Inc, who has helped organize a few fundraisers for Lhota. “But that doesn’t help him win an election.” (Editing by Martin Howell and Grant McCool) @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes. Search for share prices Terms Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSEAmex when available. See also delay times for other exchanges . Quotes and other information supplied by independent providers identified on the Yahoo! Finance partner page . Quotes are updated automatically, but will be turned off after 25 minutes of inactivity. Quotes are delayed at least 15 minutes.