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09-15-2010, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by HockeyBasedNYC View Post
That all well and good to think this, but theres two sides to negotiating a contract. Im sure Sather wanted longer but the Staal camp wasnt willing to do that. It seems to me that Staal was willing to give up one year eligibility but no more than that. He wants to get paid. Hes smart.

Slats did what he could for this contract. A cap hit under 4 for a first pairing defenseman is going to be great in any cap environment. You may turn out to be correct in 5 years, but right now the Rangers made a good deal here.
it has to work for both parties. I am not negative about the trade. I am just fearful that we might see him leave just
when he will be reaching his best.

My fear that by 2015 we will not have enough space to book his just as he is getting into prime years.
I would have liked to see him locked up for longer 5 x 350.000 cap space would have been worth spending IMO.

but maybe its not the time to feel blue.......well done!

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