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12-12-2012, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jw2 View Post
I mean, I'm not over on the Rangers part, but I thought they had Staal Girardi, McDonagh and Del Zotto.
Or do you guys really view Sauer as an all-star dman?
Again, Is there no middle ground between do being an All Star and a depth defenseman? He's a second-pair blueliner. He is our second-best RD.

Let me put it this way: teams are paying first or at least second round picks for second-pair defensemen who are impending UFAs just to have them for the playoffs. If the only thing we get out of Sauer for the rest of his career is a few playoff games, that's worth well more than a 5th round pick.

Considering that he was living a normal life half a year ago, Sauer should be ready well before the playoffs.

Originally Posted by jw2 View Post
In the system they have McIlrath and ... they drafted to solid d prospects this year, who shouldnt take as long to develop as McIlrath.
You have no idea what you are talking about. McIlrath will be ready long before Skjei. He's a superior talent and he's 2 years older. McIlrath will be in the NHL in 12-24 months. Skjei will still be in college.

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