Thread: Larry Brooks: Rangers will pay if Shelley leaves
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06-28-2010, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by rangers32185 View Post
It's Jody f'ing Shelley! You want a monster you sign Boogaard. I think there are just a little more concerns than Jody Shelley right now.
Of all the players we've seen the Rangers plug into this role, I will honestly say the Shelley's done it better than anyone in recent memory. I hated the acquisition at the time, but he really surprised me with an ability to bring more than fighting skill. It IS fair to ask whether this is guy you want to retain before someone else makes him an offer.

That said, a lot of money and cap space remains tied up in this position thanks to the myriad of failures that preceded Shelley. It's the kind of luxury the Rangers just can't afford. They're committed to several players who COULD do the job and they're just going to have to draw from that pool.

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