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05-10-2011, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by NYRBlueBlood View Post
Given how bad our luck has been with aging finesse players in the past such as Markus Naslund most recently, and other players of this type, I don't think its worth it to take a risk and use that much cap room on a guy like Gagne despite him being a solid plyer throughout his career. I think his best years are behind him, and going forward I would rather give some of our kids a shot than go back to the old Rangers methods of signing aged superstars that eat away at salary cap and underperform.
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I don't know think Naslund was a bad acquisition for us at all. His stats are a little underwhelming, but he was a good player for us. I think he recognized he didn't have it in him to be a top 6 player anymore and retired after a year. Can't complain about that signing one bit.

And what kids would signing Gagne cause to not make the team? Grachev? Kreider and Thomas don't have contracts, I think MZA makes the team with or without Gagne. I get so tired of the "it will hold back the kids" argument when half our team is "kids"

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