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05-04-2011, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerEsq View Post
I'm glad that we didn't deal Dubi for Heat. But Heat is very much a legit first liner. I'm just saying that first liners usually become available sooner or later, and there's no need to rush things, trapping ourselves in a $50 million contract.
Are you suggesting that acquiring Dany Heatley via trade would have been a better idea than signing Brad Richards via free agency, given the money and terms are the same?

If that's the case then you truly are completely and totally out of touch. Not only do you lose players, picks, prospects, whatever as compensation in a trade to acquire that player as SJS had to pay a price to get Heatley. You also have to acquire a contract that is less to your terms, it's already predetermined. Heatley is also dogmeat of a player. The guy shows up when he wants to and whines the rest of the time. He's asked for a trade twice in his career and eventually wears out his welcome. That's the kind of player you want on the Rangers? Uh hello....roll the clock back a few years bud, the Rangers was flooded with guys like that and they purged the roster of all of them in 2004 because they hadn't made the playoffs in 7 straight years of whiny, overpaid, superstars floating around the ice. GET A CLUE and start watching ESPN Classics or something, MSG rewind, visit the library. Do something but what you've done so far, has failed you.

IF you're pinning your dreams on quality stars hitting free agency, keep dreaming. It's not going to happen, they'll be resigned. Montreal used to have hopes of signing Vinny Lecavalier some day too, you know.

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