Thread: Larry Brooks: Chat today
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04-19-2011, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueshirtBlitz View Post
No, but last year he was the only forward who did anything for this offensively anemic club.

Using Gaborik as a reason not to sign Brich is dumb, imo.
I'm not using Gaborik as a reason. In the past 4 years the Rangers have signed four free agents to expensive long term contracts. Three of those have been disasters. One has been mediocre.

If all four were still on the Rangers they would use up almost $30 million of a $55+- million payroll under the cap. Four players making half the team's allotted salary while 2 of the 4 are almost worthless and the other 2 are nothing near what their salary demands. That's a recipe for disaster. Yet what is the solution? Go get another big long term contract to make this big contract (Gaborik) better. Does no one see the folly in this?

The irony of this is that Gomez needed Gaborik & Gaborik needs Gomez. And that was impossible because of the cap.

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