Rangers Forecasted Lineup for 2006-07
First line center: Mats sundin 85 ovr. Definitely will be staying with us and I attempt to make him play on every first unit.
Second line center: Sergei federov - Proven to be an excellent both way center, however in the playoffs he did not perform as well as anticipated. Could go in a deal for a more dynamic center with less ovr.
Third line centerman
Opened to anybody (Dominic Moore could be the guy) or a cheap UFA
4th line center Jim dowd: Will like to sign him back for defensive purpose and could replace holzinger retired.
Line 1: Martin Straka: Will play on my first line unit with mats sundin. Finess and great playmaker could produce well with mats and nolan.
Line 2: open spot This is where I would have to get my only UFA. I need a scorer with federov.
Line 3: Jay pandolfo : Will like to sign him and could be a good pk purposes.
Line 4: nikita aleexev : I know he's playing in europe but if by chance he plays for tampa next year I will like to put him up there.
Line 1: OWEN NOLAN: definitely need him, and will like to sign him for many years. I need someone going in corners and get the puck for straka and sundin.
Line 2: Valeri Bure: He played well last year with federov so therefore he will remain with him. Hope he doesn't retire next year with L.A.
Line 3: Shawn Mechachern: Good experience player. Good enough for 3rd line unit
Line 4: Niclas Sunstrom: Not sure if I wanna keep him however he could help for defensive purposes.
Also I will like to graduation Jordan Tootoo on my Rw.
Players that will be sign this year by the NY rangers
1) Luc Bourdon 2) Alex Bourret 3) Carey Price (if hurme or lasak leaves) and Sergei Kostitsyn, andrei brother who had an incredible year in the junior.