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Report: Rangers eye Devils’ Fayne in case Stralman leaves

Jun 29, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

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If the New York Post’s Larry Brooks is correct, the New York Rangers would make the most of possibly losing free agents by snatching players from their hated rivals the New Jersey Devils in the same open market.

Brooks tabs two possible replacement scenarios: replacing Anton Stralman with Mark Fayne on defense and/or Brian Boyle with Ryan Carter.

Fayne, 27, compares fairly favorably to Stralman (also 27) when you place their “fancy stats” side-by-side. Their scoring stats are similar in being minimal, but the defensive comparison is most relevant.

The Carter – Boyle breakdown probably amounts to the former being arguably more reliable while the latter might have a higher “ceiling.” (Feel free to agree or disagree in the comments on that matter, though.)

Rangers GM Glen Sather said he wants his free agents to value winning over money, but if they follow the dollars away from Madison Square Garden, it sounds like he has a decent idea regarding which players might fill their shoes.

  1. 950003cups - Jun 29, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    He’s a good player. Another blunder by “the best GM in all sports”. How does he not sign those types of players during their last year?

    It’s time for Lamoriello to leave.

    Bye Lou! Don’t let they door hit you in the ass

    • kane987245 - Jun 29, 2014 at 10:13 PM

      You’re intelligence about and of Hockey Business as been shown. Not in a good way.

    • barkar942 - Jun 29, 2014 at 11:26 PM

      So does this mean that the Devils are now just a future free agent farm team for the Rangers?

    • moarjam - Jun 29, 2014 at 11:38 PM

      Are you seriously ripping Lou Lamoriello? The guy has only brought you three championships, 5 finals appearances and kept the team competitive during extremely unstable ownership.

      • 950003cups - Jun 29, 2014 at 11:55 PM

        2012 was Kovalchuk’s presence. Lou didn’t get him. That was ownership. Lou gave us since 2003 doubtless first round exit teams. We made one good run. Most of them had to do with Lamoriello’s bad decisions hampering the team.

      • pj608 - Jun 30, 2014 at 12:48 AM

        yeah and we made the playoffs what 15 straight years???? Teams are lucky to make it to playoffs 2 or 3 times in a row. This guy is a schmuck and so is everyone else that rags on Lou. they are either dumb or just jealous because their Gm Gives away guys like Cory Schnieder for a draft pick…. HAHAHAHAHAHA thanks again Gillis!!!

    • pj608 - Jun 30, 2014 at 12:16 AM

      Dude you have the IQ of a rock in mud…. Fayne sucks and so does carter. Please by all means NY or any other NHL team. Take them…. NJ has many great Defensemen coming uo from the AHL. We need cap to sign Stastny or just have cap for something that may roll around in the future.

      • pj608 - Jun 30, 2014 at 12:18 AM

        that was intended towards 950003cups ….

    • 7mantel - Jun 30, 2014 at 6:31 AM

      Embarrassing Yourself once again !

  2. billiam55 - Jun 29, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    hoping stralman doesnt leave.

  3. bcisleman - Jun 29, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    Something QUITE amusing about the guy who handed out huge FA contracts like candy preaching to players about valuing winning over money!

    • moarjam - Jun 29, 2014 at 11:32 PM

      Uhhh…Probably because it didn’t work

  4. pj608 - Jun 30, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Fayne sucks and so does carter. Please by all means NY or any other NHL team. Take them…. NJ has many great Defensemen coming uo from the AHL. We need cap to sign Stastny or just have cap for something that may roll around in the future. Oh yeah, get rid of Salvador too please.

  5. xaile94 - Jun 30, 2014 at 12:27 AM

    Say what you want about Sather, but he’s probably correct. The better teams in this league will probably not have (or want to use) the cap space available for the contracts that these guys (Stralman, Boyle & Pouliot) are lookong for.

  6. pj608 - Jun 30, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Stralman isnt worth a bag of chips and boyle doesnt do what he should do…. GET IN FRONT OF THE NET. I dont see how these guys could want or even obtain a lot of money. Oh, wait,… Maybe Toronto will sign them. They got an all star free agent last season, Clarkson.

  7. mizzike20 - Jun 30, 2014 at 6:41 AM

    Speaking as a Devils fan, losing Carter to the Rangers would hurt, but if they want to take Mark Fayne off our hands please be my guest. Guy is awful. Anytime he was on the ice without Andy Greene he was exposed and the liability he is.

  8. DED - Jun 30, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    I’d rather the Rangers bring guys up from Hartford (AHL) than go after other teams’ “scraps”.

    • pj608 - Jun 30, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      there ya go… someone with half a brain. i like it!!!

      • pj608 - Jun 30, 2014 at 2:32 PM

        I do have to ask… Why in the living hell doesn’t Krieder play in the regular season.

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