The Rangers are watching Sheldon Souray
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02-07-2011, 09:33 AM
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We're also talking about a player with a history of injuries and where 5-10 goals is the norm. Remember, he put up those 20 goal seasons only twice in his career. If he was consistently putting up those numbers and ran into a couple of bad seasons (and was a shade younger), I'd agree. But the chances of the Rangers miraculously rejuvinating this guy seems, to me, a stretch of reason. He's not even scoring in the AHL, which, again to me, is another bad sign. Sure, we can dump him in the AHL with Redden, but we're still chewing $9 million of wasted cap space during the summer. Souray's not going to come in and change the team's fortunes. Why waste the cap space?
It seems as Souray’s career progressed he became a high scoring PP specialist. I realize he wasn’t always that player. Every player is different. Again I’m not necessarily advocating getting Souray or miraculously regenerating him. I think some of the arguments against getting him such as: look at Redden, look at Drury how did that work out? Is total crap.
I believe the NYR are entertaining options without having to part with prospects or picks unnecessarily which we can all Agree on. Although I agree that the summer cap hit is the best argument against Souray, for all we know, Ranger management may already know that Redden will play elsewhere and be off the books. It’s hard to imagine they would Pursue this deal otherwise.
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