Thread: Proposal: Nyr/la
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11-30-2009, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by hockeyviper87 View Post
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.
What you said.

Rozsival isn't moving b/c money is difficult to move in season. His salary drops to $4 million and then $3 million from $6 million this season which makes him easier to move in late June/early July 2010. $13 million out of the $20 million is paid out in the first two seasons of the contract. The one possibility is Carolina which has two D (Gleason and Pitkanen.Not counting Andrew Alberts who is a 6th D) signed for next season. Maybe the Rangers could move Rozsival there for a deal involving Ray Whitney and another salary which evens out the money and then Carolina has a top 4 D signed for the next two seasons at a combined $7 million.

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