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07-08-2012, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
I could not disagree more. I cant get on board with trading Staal ++ and giving a guy a 14 year/$115M contract just because he can make the powerplay better. Its brutal asset management.

Besides, the powerplay wasnt a huge problem in the playoffs (especially as it wore on).

Boston won a cup 2 seasons ago with no powerplay to speak of, same with Los Angeles this season. They won with some serious depth up front and rock solid defense/goaltending. This Rangers team is missing the depth up front. I fail to see how handing Weber a ridiculous deal helps that now or down the road.
It's a lot more than that. Weber is one of the 5-6 best players in the league. 1-2 defenseman in the league. He brings the total package. The term is a little scary (the dollars are the dollars) but that's the way the game is played right now. And if you don't move on him, be assured someone else (probably in your division) will.

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