NY Rangers completed a trade involving Gonchar + dean Mcammond + 3rd pick 2008 + 1st pick 2008 + yound goaltenders Halak for premium prospects in Kyle turris , jonathan Blum, maxime lacroix and steve veilleux.
"This trade was necessary due the fact that Alexander ovechkin new contract will be along 6 millions or more therefore we felt that having top prospect and letting go veteran with a higher salaries is the way to go forward" gm tetreault.
"We have to give in order to receive and there is a 2 year plan being put in place to throw the team on top." - gm tetreault
"With lindy ruff as a coach and the signings of some players we could have the team to make in the 8th spot".
"It hurts to see Gonchar leaving along with goaltending prospect Halak however concerning halak we feel he will never be a number one goaltender and who knows how long he will last as a backup" - lindy ruff
We feel carey price could be as well our goaltender number 1 for years and years to come and with veteran nabokov for at least 4 years we will remain steady in net for a while.