Free Agent Frenzy Part VII: It's Still Only July Edition
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07-06-2012, 09:33 AM
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Location: New Jersey
A top flight defenseman is not a need of the Rangers. Why would they trade Staal's great contract to bring in Weber for 1 year when he is not a need? Why take money away from getting forwards and adding to the bottom defensive pairings?
We need goals and we need to reduce the minutes that Staal, Girardi and McD play so that they can maintain their elite shutdown status into June. Swapping Staal for Weber does not make anyone play any few minutes, it strains your cap and the add ins for the deal, like Kreider, Miller, Stepan, MDZ while further set the team back.
UFA age is a point of contention in the new CBA.
if UFA age doesn't go up, Nashville
may trade him if they feel like they will lose him for nothing. So we lose Staal ++ and potentially lose Weber. If the UFA age does go up, Weber will not be available.
-Luongo is on another level from Biron. If you get a chance to upgrade his position, you go out and do it- That's where this is going with this
line of thinking. No one is doubting that Weber is better than Staal, me and SSM are debating the statement that "you have to trade Staal for Weber if you get the chance". There are needs, are there are wants. Weber is not a need at his salary, potential UFA status, and cost in a trade.
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