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08-19-2011, 11:50 AM
Vito Andolini
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Originally Posted by Jonathan. View Post
The only way he would have been playing was if his knee magically healed itself. You keep missing that point.

He was in fine shape. Conditioning was never part of Drury's problem. His problem was his knee. Something that was known about well before the buyout ever happened. Drury knew he was done. End of story.
If it was such a foregone conclusion that he would retire, then why buy him out in the first place? Oh right, because Sather needed the cap space because of other mistakes that he's made in the past. The problem here is Sather, not Drury.

Drury was acting like any person that wanted to continue their career in the NHL would. Unfortunately, it hasn't worked out for him physically. But don't lose track of this point: THE RANGERS CHOSE TO BUY HIM OUT. They made the choice. It's a side effect of having a GM that shoots himself in the foot.

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