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03-06-2011, 06:53 AM
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How about the Rangers draft and develop their own homegrown first-line all-star playmaking center/PP QB?
Wait, what's that you say? They didn't do that?
Well, then there's basically only one option on the table. Unless you want to spend another 2-3-4 years, maybe more, struggling to make the playoffs.
If you think the Rangers should go after another top paid player long term, who is coming off a concussion, and if they get their man, the damage to long term playoff appearances could end up far greater than not getting their man. In my mind, it is potential suicide.
Hey, that fits perfectly into Sather's track record, so it's probably the likely road.
Look, I've maintained since Sather was signed, that it would be a gigantic mistake. Some of you here are still saying he's been good since the lockout. If you believe he has been good since then, you don't pay top dollar for a longterm contract to someone who is currently concussed.
If Richards' concussion reappears, you've got 15 million a year tied up in Gaborik and Richards. It will make Drury and Redden seem like the good old days.
If you're saying Sather has stunk up the joint forever, than you can feel that signing Richards would be a smart gamble, but you would be admitting that it's been over 10 years of second rate garbage management.
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