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05-08-2011, 07:36 PM
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Leslie Treff
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There was disagreement among the Rangers staff as to whether to sign Werek or not. He had injury problems, suffered through some tough management issues in Kingston, and had discipline problems. If the decision was not to sign him, Werek would have gone back into the draft and the Rangers would have gotten nothing for him. The trade was a good one considering the possible options.

As for Horak, the Rangers had to wait to sign him because otherwise they would have had to pay the Czech federation for him. By waiting, they avoided this payment.

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