Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rangers Re-sign Steve Eminger (1 year, $800k)
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07-25-2011, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerFan10 View Post
My point is, if we had 6 guys that were ready from the get go, there would be no need for a 7th defenseman. This is more management not being sure that they can fill the bottom 4 out with what they've got other than Eminger, Staal and Girardi. They at least know Eminger can play a little at the NHL level.
Not really. Plenty of teams stock up on defensive depth and carry an extra defenseman. For example:

Pittsburgh (Ben Lovejoy), Toronto (Komisarek/Gunarsson), Buffalo (Marc-Andre Grangani), Vancouver (Aaron Rome), etc.

Your viewpoint on the Rangers' current situation on defense is correct, IMO, but 7th defenseman are a common commodity around the NHL.

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