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12-29-2010, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by haohmaru View Post
Wow. Do you watch the games and keep track of the lineup?

As valuable as Ryan Callahan is to the squad, you hardly notice that he's not in the lineup because, coincidentally, Drury came back at the time that he got injured. That's a lot of intangibles (Callahan) to replace and Drury did so without missing a beat.

Also, the Rangers being 4-2-1 since Drury is back in the lineup doesn't really help your argument.

Also, yes, I'd rather have Drury than any of Rolston, Brodeur, or Elias (though, this one is close) and I'd rather have his contract for another 1.5 years than Kovalchuk's for the next 14.
Intangibles are great but they don't always pan out...see the 00-01 through 03-04 NYR who had the Captain in their lineup. The teams identity has been formed with everyone sacrificing their bodies for the good of the team, did Drury help that of course he did, but now that the identity has taken shape every one will do that and the need for "intangibles" and a F/O specialist at that salary are no longer needed.

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