Thread: News Article: Rangers to pursue Knuble?
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05-24-2009, 09:28 PM
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I say let the Rangers sign Knuble. They're going to overpay and probably overpay huge (3 to 3.5 million a season) for a 37 year old who is looking more and more his age. Contrary to what some may say, this team can afford to be younger in certain positions. Forward is one of them because we do have a number of veterans, even though our veterans are young. Carter and Richards have been in the league for an upcoming fifth season. Gagne has been in the league going on 10 seasons. Hartnell has been in the league going on nine seasons. Briere has been in the league for the most part nine seasons. Lupul has been in the league going on seven seasons now. You know what, the core of forwards aren't youngsters anymore. Letting Knuble go means that it's time for the guys to really step up to the next level in terms of leadership.

The only place that really needs another veteran is on the blueline. Besides Timonen and Alberts, nobody else on the roster has played more than 3 seasons in the NHL. Sbisa hasn't, Coburn hasn't, Parent hasn't, Jones hasn't, and Carle is the only one who has played three full seasons. Alberts has only played four and Timonen is the only one with more than four seasons (10). I think having a defenseman with at least six to seven seasons might be ideal at this point just to help lighten the leadership load on Timonen.

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