Thread: Larry Brooks: 'Rent' time for Rangers
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01-11-2010, 06:12 AM
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When I read the title on the Post website "Rent Time", I assumed LB wanted the Rangers to go for it. Not sell off pieces. Moving Girardi wouldn't be selling off or renting pieces. That's a CBA/salary cap move every team faces. Girardi is arbitration eligible and players never lose in arbitration. If the Rangers fail to get Girardi extended or sign him to a 1 year deal avoiding arbitration,he will file and it will be a 1 year award thus making him a group III in July 2011. Considering the Rangers have defensemen in their system playing under ELC's or making less than 1/3 of Girardi will get in arbitration,the Rangers should look into moving him. First round pick in return? How about a top 6 forward who is under control? Or package Girardi and another piece for a top 6 forward?

Regarding Chris Higgins,flip him for a draft pick and then flip the pick for another piece. The Rangers did that with Ville Nieminen and Sandis Ozolinsh. This time just make sure the player doesn't require ACL knee surgery before making the trade

Prospal could bring back a 2nd round pick. Is that direction the Rangers want to go in when in a playoff race and the 5th seed is attainable?

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The value of draft-pick currency has increased exponentially under Gordie Clark's direction of the scouting department. The Rangers are drafting high-end talent. Clark and right-hand man Jeff Gorton have the universal respect of player personnel people around the league. The more responsibility they are given, the better it is for the organization.
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