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Rangers re-sign Steve Eminger-1 year/$750,000
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09-13-2012, 12:17 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
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so we will basically have the same exact defense this year, after everyone acknowledged that the team desperately needed to add another guy who could eat up some minutes...
i know that kind of guy can be traded for at the deadline, but i just dont know if another season of hard minutes on our main guys before the playoffs will hurt them
a big part of the burden was placed on Girardi and McDonagh early with the loss of Staal AND Sauer. This year we will have 1, and possibly both. Staal is definitely going to be there, and who knows, Sauer may, or may not be back. And honestly, what I saw in Stu Bickel makes me think that he could be a competent #7 defenseman. to me it's Emingers spot to lose as #6...i think Eminger gets far too much flack around here, i think he's a good solid #6...how many teams have allstars at every d position...right now the Rangers have 2 all stars, McDonagh who isn't one is probably the best of the bunch, and MDZ was a rookie all-star if memory serves me right, and had a tremendous season last year (excluding the playoff series agianst the Devils where his grandmother had just passed away)...
Stralman, for the most part, was outstanding last year.
i dont have a problem with the D...as I said heading into the offseason, acquring another defenseman was low on my priority list...our team didnt lose because of D...it lost because it couldnt score goals to save its lives. adding Kreider for a full year, and adding Rick Nash will almost assuredly boost our offensive output.
More offense=less strain on the D and goaltending.
you go up 3-0 on a team, youre unlikely to be playing MCD, Staal, MDZ and Girardi over 27 mins a piece.
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