Let's Build Next Year's Team - Second Backup Forward
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07-27-2008, 09:52 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Ranger fan in Philly
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Aren't you concerned about the way the Rangers look if they sign a semi-vet only to waive him? That reflects badly on the team, at least I think.
I would agree with you if Rissmiller was a legit NHLer, but he's not. He's a fringe player who signed with a team a lot of forward depth. He knows he's guaranteed nothing and needs to earn a spot in camp.
Also, Rissmiller's paycheck is working against him. Here's something some people may not realize:
if we carry these 14 forwards, we do not have cap space for a 7th d-man.
Check my cap thread. With Sjostrom's signing, we have less than $500k remaining with 14 forwards on the roster.
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