Slats' Head-scratching Summer
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07-22-2008, 09:58 AM
Tired and bitter..
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Land of no calls..
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You guys need to take off your homer glasses because Brooks isnt saying anyone here hasn't been.
The contract given out to redden was beyond ridiculous, signing both redden and rosizval makes no sense, the rangers will be in cap trouble for the next five years, there is no money to pay our own soon to be restricted free agents.
this was a head scratching off season, and all of you should be able to admit it--especially considering that redden was horrible last year, and now due to the limited no trade clause and horrible contract we are likely stuck with him for six years
Having that many spare parts can look like a cap disaster, but it can also mean we have a backup in place if things go sour. What is the likelihood of Rozy and Redden both having miserable seasons? Chances are one of them will outplay the other and one will be dangled at the trade deadline or possibly on draft day. One man's trash is another man's treasure. Some team could be desperate for a two-way d-man like Rozy or Redden and would be willing to move down in the draft to acquire one of them.
Just because Rozy and Redden are signed to long, expensive contracts, doesn't mean there isn't another team out there that would want them. There are a lot of ways this season could play out, but not all of them end in a top-5 draft pick. We have a lot of assets, which is never a bad thing.
Redden's contract is bad now, but if he has a bounce back year, his contract starts to look like good deal. As the cap continues to go up, so do the salaries. Players signed at awful contracts 2 years ago, are now starting to look like bargains.
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