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09-30-2011, 11:19 AM
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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.
I did know it took Carkner quite a bit of time to reach the NHL. I know how old he is as well.
Do you really believe that Stu Bickel is in the Rangers long-term plans? Short-term plans? I don't. Moving him for a player who can help this team at all is a plus.
No one is saying he the next Beukeboom, at all. And he makes a whopping .7 million this season.
Let me also say that I have watched quite a few Ottawa games in the past 3-4 years as I was a student at Buffalo and Ottawa was on CBC quite frequently.
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