Thread: Larry Brooks: Brooks Orpik wanted to be a Ranger
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12-02-2009, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Rangers invested $11.5 million of cap space on Redden and Rozsival on 7/1/08. Rozsival re-signed at around 4pm on the July 1. Redden signed that night at around 7pm/8pm.

The next day Tyutin was traded for Zherdev.

On the 3rd,the Rangers signed Markus Naslund for a $4 million cap hit.

After that signing,the Rangers were tapped out. They needed a winger to replace Jagr more than another defenseman.

Kalinin and Mara were signed for a combined $4 million.

After signing the two big contracts on defense,there wasn't any money for another D when they needed a forward.

How and with what (free cable,internet and phone service for the next 50 years?)were they going to pay Orpik after signing Redden and Rozsival with their need at forward?
I remember reading up TSN on july 1st and i'm fairly certain redden signed first or at least earlier than that (around 3-4pm)

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