Thread: Speculation: Carkner
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09-30-2011, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
Stu Bickel? The 24 year old AHL defenseman? I don't think so.

The Rangers can spare a late round pick and they can replace it at the draft very easily by moving a redundant player like Valentenko or Hagelin or Weise or whoever.
I'm guessing you didn't realize that Carkner didn't get into the NHL until he was 29, and played over 8 years in the AHL. The only difference between these two players is time. Carker is barely 2 full season into an NHL career and people are acting like he's Beukeboom. We have Bickel. Give him an opportunity to prove he can't cut it before you bring a more expensive option in.

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