Chris Drury-A winger? Yeah, right
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05-07-2008, 12:40 PM
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I can only guess that this thread had something to do with my out of the box thought of signing Bobby Holik and moving Drury to the wing.
1) Holik adds size and grit which the Rangers need from their forwards.
2) He is a shout down center (eventhough he wasn't used that way when he was here) that can match up against and hopefully wear down a Crosby or Malkin by being physical.
3) Drury should good chemistry with Gomez. By most people's account finding a winger who can score to play with Gomez is a priority this offseason.
4) To me Drury is better (and a better option) than 99% of the UFA wingers that are out there. And yes, he can still take face-offs.
5) I believe that Holik would come cheaper than the likes of Rolston, Ryder and certainly Hossa. And for less years.
6) With that money you save you can address issues on the blueline and maybe even the third or fourth line (Jarko Ruutu as a thought).
Again, not saying it's my first choice, but there is at least a modicum of rationale to it
I'd love to see Avery and Holik on a line together. Shutdown city.
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