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11-29-2009, 08:22 PM
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The problem is this:
1) He is due for a raise
2) He has good value
3) He hasnt taken the steps forward we all thought he would
4) With McDonagh and Sanguinetti very close to being ready and Redden being the immovable asset that leaves Girardi and Rozsival as the 2 players most likely to be dealt as MDZ, Staal and Gilroy arent going anywhere.
Basically, it's just a numbers game. He is due to be paid about 2.5-3 million a season and considering the Rangers have acquired such good young d-men in different ways(Gilroy, MDZ, Staal, Sangs, McDonagh) who are cheaper and look to have more upside it makes sense in the long-run to try and get good value back for him.
bickity bam. nail meets head.
mcdonaugh project to be a girardi type with a little more offensive capabilities. potter is already a poor man's girardi. sauer can play a similar style to girardi. he's a solid d man. he's not overly physical and he's not a crease clearer. he's good, but he isn't that good. the thing is, some people seem to think he is a lot better than he is. he has value and he seems to be one of the odd men out. why not try to get a nice piece for him?
and frolov's numbers going down has a lot to do with the fact that he's no longer the focal point of his team's offense. with the emergence of kopitar and dustrin brown the past couple of years and the acquisition of smyth, his role has diminished. he's still young. he'd be getting serious minutes on the rangers.
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