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07-07-2010, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
There are practically no #4 dmen in the league who make less than $3m and are beyond their ELC. There are absolutely none who signed their contracts as UFAs. And you know what? If the Rangers said "bring on the offer sheets, we won't match," Girardi would get $3m at the least.

Besides, most of you guys judge a 2nd pair defenseman as though he should be a 1st pair defenseman. When he isn't? Well then he's a bottom pair defenseman.

Girardi is a fairly good example of a typical #4 guy. I don't see why we should look to pay him like a #5.
b/c he plays like a #5 or a #6 dman on a good team. Just b/c he is a #3 or #4 on our team doesn't justify overpaying him. Sign him to a one year arbitration, then trade him at the deadline, or let him walk and let somebody else overpay for his half assed services.

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