Thread: Speculation: Looking Ahead: Our 2012 UFA/RFA's
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07-10-2011, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
If Valentenko plays in the NHL for a season his value will not be a 6th rounder.......

People said the same thing about Sauer last year and once he started to play his value went through the roof.

Valtentko playing a year in the NHL is a big if. Plus Sauer's value isn't that high. We're Rangers fans; it's high to us. Go call 29 other GMs and offer them Sauer straight up; you probably get a 2nd rounder at best. He certainly wouldn't land us an upgrade to our top six either, so the chances Vtank would are pretty much nil. Valentenko isn't going to be as good as Sauer, either. Sauer always had potential and injuries held him back. Vtank is much more one dimensional and just doesn't have as much talent. People are expecting way too much out of the minor D prospects we have like Valentenko/Kundratek/Pashnin... we should just be thankful we developed Staal/Girardi/Sauer/MDZ and acquired McD and Erixon. That's a stable of young thoroughbreds.

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