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Rangers Trade Grachev to St. Louis (Updated)

Update, 5:59 p.m.:
Sather quotes on Grachev (via Blueshirts Blog)…

“He just felt that he wasn’t fitting in with our system. He’s been with us for three years now, two years in Hartford. We liked him. We just feel that the person that we got in the trade is going to be able to respond a little bit quicker. Sometimes guys get trapped up in that situation where they don’t think they can go anywhere, and you’re better off going. They really like (Steven) Fogarty, so we made a deal to get him.

“Frankly, I’d shopped Grachev around for over a year now. Really, the only team that seemed to have a lot of interest was St. Louis. They’d seen him in Traverse City, and they liked him. It just seemed like it wasn’t going to be a fit for us in New York. So, it was better to be able to move him for a real good prospect, and if we’d hung on to him and he had a poor year this year, there wasn’t going to be a lot of value. So we decided to do something earlier rather than later. He may still turn out. Just needs a fresh start.”

Update, 5:37 p.m.:

Glen Sather says that Evgeny Grachev requested trade and team had shopped him for a year.

…if that’s the case then I take back what I said below. If he doesn’t want to be here than good riddance.

…h/t to reader mikeyswizz.

Original Post:
Andrew Gross at Rangers Rants reports the Rangers have traded Evgeny Grachev to the Blues for a third-round pick (No. 72) in this year’s draft. With the newly-acquired pick, the Rangers took Edina (Minn.) High School center Steven Fogarty.

The 6-foot-2 192-pound Fogarty, 18, had 23 goals and 17 assists in 24 games for Edina and was ranked 90th among North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau. He is slated to play for Notre Dame.

…wow I am not a fan of this move at all. I know Grachev has not lived up to the hype yet but he’s still only 21. And for just a pick?

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Rangers Trade Grachev to St. Louis (Updated)

grachev2Update, 5:59 p.m.:
Sather quotes on Grachev (via Blueshirts Blog)…

“He just felt that he wasn’t fitting in with our system. He’s been with us for three years now, two years in Hartford. We liked him. We just feel that the person that we got in the trade is going to be able to respond a little bit quicker. Sometimes guys get trapped up in that situation where they don’t think they can go anywhere, and you’re better off going. They really like (Steven) Fogarty, so we made a deal to get him.

“Frankly, I’d shopped Grachev around for over a year now. Really, the only team that seemed to have a lot of interest was St. Louis. They’d seen him in Traverse City, and they liked him. It just seemed like it wasn’t going to be a fit for us in New York. So, it was better to be able to move him for a real good prospect, and if we’d hung on to him and he had a poor year this year, there wasn’t going to be a lot of value. So we decided to do something earlier rather than later. He may still turn out. Just needs a fresh start.”

Update, 5:37 p.m.:

Glen Sather says that Evgeny Grachev requested trade and team had shopped him for a year.

…if that’s the case then I take back what I said below. If he doesn’t want to be here than good riddance.

…h/t to reader mikeyswizz.

Original Post:
Andrew Gross at Rangers Rants reports the Rangers have traded Evgeny Grachev to the Blues for a third-round pick (No. 72) in this year’s draft. With the newly-acquired pick, the Rangers took Edina (Minn.) High School center Steven Fogarty.

The 6-foot-2 192-pound Fogarty, 18, had 23 goals and 17 assists in 24 games for Edina and was ranked 90th among North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau. He is slated to play for Notre Dame.

…wow I am not a fan of this move at all. I know Grachev has not lived up to the hype yet but he’s still only 21. And for just a pick?

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

About Kevin

If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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