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02-08-2011, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 94now View Post
We don't need a new dimension. I mean we could improve here and there on defence, but we are okay as is (to be exact as we were before Rozy departure), assuming that kids will grow into better group in a year or two. We need consistency that only experience could bring reliably, so we wouldn't need to rely on talent so much, we got our hands full already. In other words we need a vet not to be a drastic improvement, but just a cornerstone we are missing. One could argue if Tyutin could fill the bill, but that position is vacant, no redundancy there.
Tyutin was quite inconsistent while he was with the Rangers... Over the last season and a half leading up to when he was traded, I personally didn't see much improvement/development in his game at all, which was disappointing because we had high aspirations for his game....

It's funny because after he was traded, a bunch of Ranger fans claimed that Tyutin has been Columbus' best defenseman.... Now he's been a healthy scratch this year for the Blue Jackets and is on the trading block... So either A) Ranger fans got it wrong and Tyutin wasn't their best defenseman or B) He's wildly inconsistent and is no longer the player for them that he was when they initially acquired him....

Either way, he's not what the Rangers need, not for that cap hit.... We'd be better served utilizing McDonagh or Sauer in that role than shelling out nearly $3 mil in cap space for a inconsistent defensemen who really doesn't provide any element we don't already have on our blueline for a cheaper cost.

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