Panarin Watch enters its final weekend, here’s what we know

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In just a little over 48 hours, we will know where Artemi Panarin is going to sign. While things could go pretty quiet before Monday, I expect the rumor mill to actually ratchet up.

I call it the funnel effect. Picture pouring water into a funnel. As the water is poured the funnel fills and starts to drain. You can see the water swirling slowly. However, when the water gets closer to the end, the vortex spins faster until it’s done. That’s what I expect these next few days to look like on Panarin Watch.

This is the last update I dropped on Twitter:

Critical Timeline

The timeline of events is important because it shows that the Rangers were a destination that was rumored to be where Panarin wanted to go from the start. Additionally, we can see that the Rangers are the constant since rumors began to break last summer.

Another important takeaway is that it isn’t until Panarin fires Milstein and hires Theofanous (Bobrovsky’s) agent that we get our first mention of Florida. Even after that, McKenzie who was the first to say Panthers states the Rangers will come after Panarin with bags of money.

The Rangers continued to be the favorites until just last month where the shift to Florida begins. That is until yesterday when TSN’s Frank Seravalli’s mentions that he believes Panarin will land in NY. This lines up with information I’ve been gathering for days from sources within the Garden and close to the situation.

Just about 48 hours to go. If the Rangers are indeed favorites to land Panarin you can expect transactions to take place before Monday. Tomorrow the buyout window closes, will the Rangers make that move? If they do, I’ve been steadfast that’s the biggest signal they’re likely to land him.

16 thoughts on “Panarin Watch enters its final weekend, here’s what we know

  • June 29, 2019 at 10:01 am
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    So now Frank Seravalli is the ultimate source? Don’t really remember you using anything he has written or said before over guys like Dreger, Friedman and others. We will all find out Monday afternoon but the tide of information regardless of its opinion or from sources say the Rangers are on the outside.

    If the asking price that many or throwing out there is really 12.5 is anyone really comfortable paying Panarin the same as Conor McDavid? As good of a player he is Panarin isn’t on that level.

    • June 30, 2019 at 6:56 pm
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      I don’t think so Mike. I like Panarin it That’s too much. Come on we’re still working our way out of the Girardi buyout and other bad contracts we have going still. I’m just looking to see how Krastov turns out. I think Kakko will be fine. I’m even more looking forward to seeing the day we have some D men that actually clear the crease by knocking someone on their ass. Trouba should be a good start though it I’m really hoping there’s something in that prospect pool of D men we have now that’s gonna make us hard to play against

  • June 29, 2019 at 10:33 am
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    I know the Rangers signed Trouba to a 7 year 7.58 million contract or thereabouts.

    • June 29, 2019 at 10:58 am
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      There has been no official signing of Trouba yet.
      That will not happen until the Panarin sweepstakes are over.

  • June 29, 2019 at 10:55 am
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    We will find out shortly if Panarin was sincere about playing on Broadway, or if he is completely money driven.
    Good luck playing in front of half empty buildings if you choose otherwise!

  • June 29, 2019 at 11:18 am
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    I agree. We don’t see any other moves today or tomorrow, Panarin ain’t coming to the Rangers. Doing nothing currently tells me he is going to Florida with Bob. I think he’ll be a Panther.

  • June 29, 2019 at 1:01 pm
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    I hope he is a Panther! Trade Trouba while you are at it!

  • June 29, 2019 at 1:02 pm
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    Go to Florida! Trade Trouba too

  • June 29, 2019 at 1:05 pm
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    I doubt hell go elsewhere especially if the Rangers add an incentive like partial commission on jersey sales or commerical advertising! Fla doesnt have a true fan base and have never really sold out games unless it was a original 6 or top team that goes there!! Panthers are overshadowed by TB Lightning!! They barely sell 1/2 to 3/4 of their games so why would any player want to go there?! The money he could make in NY as opposed to Fla is far beyond what hed make in the income tax free state!! Hed be stupid to sign elsewhere!!

  • June 29, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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    You guys must be liberals who dont like good things only negative crap!! STOP BEING NEGATIVE NANCYS!!! HOLY CRAP!! WE DONT LIKE GOOD THINGS FOR THE TEAM WE JUST WANT TO KEEP LOSING!! Let me guess you dont like Kaapo either right?!?! GO BE FANS OF OTHER TEAMS LIKE THE DEVILS WHO CANT WIN CRAP AND BE CHEERLEADERS FOR LOSING BECAUSE WE DONT NEED IT!!

    • June 29, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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      this comment is ridiculous. not even mentioning hockey, how do you equate these comments to being liberals. my god.

    • June 29, 2019 at 9:02 pm
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      That would be Michael. He thinks you can live off of draft lotteries through sucking every year, it doesn’t work. Too much luck involved and it takes forever. You gotta make moves.

  • June 29, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    All along I have been thinking Florida, now maybe I’ve been wrong. 48 hours, or so, and we have our answer!!!!

  • June 30, 2019 at 2:00 am
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    Rangers need a number 1 top all star center as well as panarin to form a top duo first line . ZBJD should be the 2nd line Center option not the first. To win in this league you need 2 top producing lines with 2 Top huge producing centers not just 1, and a solid 3rd line as well . The team as constructed now has a great 2nd and 3rd line. The 4th line will be fine as there are many options on the roster. Also the team will never win when your most expensive paid player is your Goalie. Yes LQuist is a great goalie, but straps the team financially way to much, and offense can never be fulfilled correctly. The way you win cups is by distributing money correctly. You must have 2 superb starting forward lines, a decent 3rd and 4th, A solid defense and an affordable goalie that plays well. To win you have to put pucks in the net with many top scoring options. The rangers want to win by Lquist pitching shutouts every night by winning 1 – 0 or 2-1 every night… You want to win you have to score 3 , 4 or 5 goals a night and hang tight on defense. Defense and Lquist will not win a cup… remember the penguins and how they would score at will, or the red wings, or the lightning. we need more and more offense to win. The defense however is definitely progressing the right way. Do not give up Kreider, hes a terrific 2nd line player. right now this team needs needs panarin and and allstar 1st center. That alone and time and patience and the supporting cast that has already been assembled will win cups in a few years. Might want to consider getting Zuc back also if possible, he was the heart of the team.

    • June 30, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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      It seems there are two types of goalies – great goalies and, let’s call it “critical save” goalies. Lundqvist is consistent, is a great goalie, like Luongo, and a few others. Great goalies often seem to miss the critical save that wins it all. Cheevers, Billy smith, Bennington, etc. might never be considered great goalies, but, they seemed to have a knack for that critical save when it was really needed.

  • June 30, 2019 at 2:13 am
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    1) Panarin / top center ??? / ZUC – 2) Kreider / Zbjd / Kakko 3) Kravtsov / Chytil / Buchnevich
    Vesey Or Lemieux / (Howden or Lias Anderson Or Strome) / Fast Look out this team would win will win cups ..Build that first line and it will happen ………. Slash payroll and dump smith , Staal, , Trade LQuist .. This team this way would be dynamite with Defense: Trouba Skjei , Denagelo, Fox , Hajek Shattemkirk Goalie Georgiev , ?

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