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06-17-2011, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Jagr68NYR94Leetch View Post
But we knew this about a month ago, did we not? Wasn't there an article saying this is exactly what he was going to do
At the end of the season and fully testing his knee, Drury is roaring and ready to come back next year. At the end of management sessions, Sather announces buying out Drury. Know, Drury is getting ready to take a physical which he's supposedly to fail and getting ready to file medical paperwork which he hasn't filed yet.

There's a timeline of events here, follow Drury's bouncing ball of squeezing every penny. 3.33m wasn't good enough, he want's 5m, even if it means screwing his teammates and the Rangers cap. He doesn't care, because that's the kind of stand up guy Chris Drury is.


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Originally Posted by wolfgaze View Post
If he did agree to be waived, he's still impacting our salary cap during the summer and that's the issue.... Redden's cap hit + Drury's cap hit = $13.5 mil of dead weight impacting our summer cap..
True, but some UFAs are still around during the start of training camp and you can agree on a contract in principle and then sign it at the start of camp.

You could essentially sign someone for the amount of Chris Drury's contract and then waive him to Hartford at the start of Camp. Then sign that someone. That's not going to be an option though, because of the way things are going down. I don't believe you can waive someone who is hurt.

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