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    Im not sure what to make of this guy. The Rangers have a pretty crowded blue line. I have a chance to acquire him in my league, and can stash him on my prospect bench until hes played 150 games. By the time hes played that many games, will he have been worth the wait? Or should I just stay away?
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    I like him a lot but he has a major roadblock ahead of him for PP1 time. Unless you can get him for a good price I would proceed with caution. He is going to be the second best Dman on that team, he can still get you about 40 points but he has more potential if he was on PP1 for sure. Good luck.
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    Depending on the cost he is absolutely worth waiting on. So...what is the cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba55 View Post
    Depending on the cost he is absolutely worth waiting on. So...what is the cost?
    Haven’t gotten that far yet. The Gm has just made him, McMichael, and Mercer available. Didn’t sound like he was needing a lot.
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    I consider Lundqvist to still be one of the best offensive D prospects out there. His circumstances are not favorable in New York for sure. But, things change. A Fox injury, a trade, lots can happen, and when it does, a low cost investment in Nils will very likely pay off big time.
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    I think he'll be traded sometime in the next 365 days. The Rangers are going to eventually make a big trade to improve their young team with a superstar and Lundkvist is one of their best trade chips that they can easily afford to part with. Doesn't mean he'll be a stud (I sold high on him last offseason) - let's say he goes to Vancouver as part of a J.T. Miller trade - he's still only on the #2 PP behind Hughes.
    I'd say temper your expeciations. It will all depend on the situation for him. He has lots of talent but is in a rough situation in NY - he's not breaking through with their current D corp.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Nils Lundkvist?

    Do you guys think hell start in the AHL or will he get the chance to play with the big boys?

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    The Rangers have five defensemen under contract for next year: Fox, Trouba, Lindgren, Nemeth and Miller. They have 8 forwards under contract. They have Strome, Kakko, and maybe Copp and Vatrano, to re-sign, with 11.9 million of cap space. And they need a backup goalie. They need some cheap players.

    I would guess that the Rangers really want Lundkvist to make the team as their 6th defenseman, but if he can't hack in in training camp, the expectations are too high to let him learn on the job. They'll sign a dead-end veteran (like Braun) before letting Lundkvist acclimate to the NHL. So it all depends on how Lundkvist looks next fall, if he isn't traded first.

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    To that end, they've also got 4 young d who are all waiver-exempt and could fill in the #6 spot. Lundkvist, Schneider (who played during playoffs in that spot), Z.Jones and M.Robertson could all conceivably get time next year.

    I could see them looking to add a vet (like Braun) at the TD, and save their cap space for forwards during the season while rotating those D and shuffling them to the A and back.

    As others have said - I can see him being a solid trade chip they'll want to use... so I wouldn't worry about the block in Fox.

    With D this young, I always try to bank on talent first, and situation second. There were similar comments about "situation" back when Seth Jones was in NSH.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Nils Lundkvist?

    Thoughts: trade bait.

    I think he'll eventually be packaged with a young forward to help land the Rags a "missing piece" fish.

    In the right situation, he could be a very nice option... good on the PP... bomb from the point.

    Just too much unknown right now and the Rags blueline is crowded af.
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