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11-05-2011, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by bernmeister View Post
For the record, not looking to rush Girardi out the door, or give him away for nothing.

That said,
what better offer is there than Pajaarvi + Edmonton 2nd?

Not saying there isn't one. Just saying it's not a bad offer for now, we could really use Paajarvi + the second is useful. So what are you holding out for...?

There are about 15-20 teams that would love to have Girardi at his current cap-hit.

If we're trading our #2 playoff warrior, tough as nails, shot blocking machine, minute-devouring, pucks-to-the-face-ain't-no-thang shutdown defenseman, I'd want more than a completely unproven player with "potential." That is ALL pajaarvi is.

Girardi has a lot more value than that and no, that doesn't mean if they add a second round pick, it's fair. The Rangers aren't going to be making trades where a key returning piece is a draft pick. They are looking to add proven impact players who push us closer to being a contender immediately.

Pajaarvi would be a third liner on our depth chart. We're not trading Girardi for that, regardless of his draft position and projected potential. We're probably not trading Girardi, period. Especially since right now, he's actually our #1 defenseman.

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