2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part XI: The "Please make it stop" edition.
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01-05-2013, 09:52 AM
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Ranger fans always shortchange their own players in free agency. The other players are always better than the Ranger players.Carlson got $4M for his arb years but somehow McD isn't worth the same $4M. Maybe the Rangers thought the 2nd contract would change in the next CBA but it won't. All of the systems are the same.
McDonagh should get closer, but not Del Zotto. I'm not short changing McDonagh to say that he's going to get similar RFA terms to Marc Staal, adjusted to next summers market value. This should be slightly lower due to environment, despite the actual cap being about the same. This isn't about short changing, it's about being aware of all the factors being involved, including Sathers history with RFAs, arbitration or no.
Also, I'm not sure the arbitrators will take this into account, but McPhee clearly bought two years of UFA eligibility for a higher price on the Carlson deal.
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