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11-30-2012, 08:11 PM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by NYRMatt View Post
Former Rangers GM here to explain the reasoning behind that... I was really tight last season in FA. The only player that I really wanted to bring in that was UFA was Zucker, I thought I was the only one that offered him a contract, so I just listed him on my roster prematurely. Calgary ended up actually signing him.

As for Bergfors, the GM before me signed him to that ridiculous long-term deal! I just really had him either stuffed in the minors or playing for injured players.

If I had one regret, it was trading Hagelin. I don't mind Brodziak, but prospect Jayden Hart won't amount to much in the time the league is around, so I would probably rather have Hagelin.

Sauer contract is a bit wild looking back, especially with so much defensive talent in the system... He is essentially a 3rd pairing defenseman who should be Top 4. Problem is, Del Zotto / Staal / McDonagh / Girardi are better.
You know, that all makes sense to me.

I thought the trade was Zucker for Hagelin. That was the head-scratcher. (In addition to the Bergfors contract--he be waiver bound, I suspect).

Sauer is a good player in the game. I'll likely keep him for the reason you say--unless it becomes an obstacle to signing more pressing players.

Brodziak fills a need at 3C, so the Hagelin deal was fine.

Thanks for the help!

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