Friday, September 5, 2008

The Wild looking hard at Drury?


The Wild are looking for an impact player in return for Gaborik, if they decide to move him sometime during the season, which is more and more likely.

Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that: "Gaborik remains non-committal over re-signing with the Wild, saying he wants to focus on hockey and let his agent handle contract negotiations with the club." The negociations between Gaborik and the Wild are complicated as the two sides can't reach an agreement on the terms of the deal. Gaborik even acknowledged the possibility that he could be traded if negotiations reach an impasse.

Therefore, according to a Rangers source, Wild GM Doug Risebrough has expressed his interest in forward Chris Drury should Gaborik be traded during the season. Drury is the perfect Lemaire-type of player and he would fit nicely in the Wild system.

The Rangers have made it perfectly clear to everyone that Gomez is not going anywhere (especially not to make room for Sundin!), but they would be willing to move Drury and his long-term contract in exchange for a star winger.

The Wild are not currently shopping Gaborik, but this could change quickly if both parties can't reach a long-term agreement.

Stay tuned!

12 comments:

Simon604 said...

NTC + Drury Loves NYC = No Trade

corey said...

i think Drudy wants to be in a hockey market, and the wild seem to be heading in the wrong direction, although i think the trade would be good for both teams

Fred Poulin said...

I know he has a NTC and it's unlikely, but hey Boyle had a NTC and loved it in TB, but he accepted a trade to SJ anyway! We'll see.

Charlie said...

I think Gaborik is a lot better than Drury, not to mention 6 years younger.

It would take more than Drury to get Gaborik out of Minnesota.

If we draft well, as in top 3, I think the Leafs should take a hard run at Gaborik and/or Hossa in the off-season.

Anonymous said...

i'd love to see Gaborik or Hossa in the blue and white but i just dont see that happening. i think all that these two players want to do is play for a cup contender, and they wont get that in Toronto. Maybe if Cliff or whoever the GM is at free agency next year tries extremely hard and convinces them that in a few years the team may be in the top 8 in the east they might sign in T.O. But i dont see that happening

charlie said...

I think if we draft well this draft, and Wilson coaches the way he is so good at coaching, we are just a couple of superstars away from contending. Our goalie is amongst the tops in the east, our defense is very solid and it's really just our offense that needs some serious bolstering. We have our 2nd, 3rd and 4th lines, we just need a solid top line. That and a game plan the players actually stick to along with some accountability.

Dennis Lemieux said...

if theres one thing u can always count on its that the team always has a top tier goalie, from there on its a yard sale but we are always solin in net. its kinda funny. well except raycrap of course

Anonymous said...

Since the Source refuses to answer the question maybe you can find out...When are those Ottawa and Montreal team predictions gonna be posted?? He said on Monday and its now Friday! Way to make this website lose major credibility with the readers by saying your gonna write a piece and then not following throught and then when the Source is asked about it in the comments section of his articles he just refuses to answer! What a joke !!

smoothleb said...

Lets see first of all gaboric is a gifted player with more finese and offensive skill then the ranger have, gaboric lost his chemistry player when demitra left and rolston also... Dury on the other hand is an all around player he would get the mins that he has had to fight for in new york... now that jagr is gone gaboric would replace and add to his loss... If im the wild id ask for more then dury maby ask for dury and lets say marcel hossa he is establishing himself as a player and him and miko koivo would wrk amazing togother...

smoothleb said...

and it alos free up cap space the rangers are trying to get rid of

Fred Poulin said...

Marcel Hossa was traded to Phoenix for Fredrik Sjostrom at last year's deadline. He is now playing in Europe.

smoothleb said...

simple mistake i guess i forgot but still the rangers have alot of young players and the wild system is more defensive and gritty

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