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01-10-2013, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by DevilChuk View Post
Are you seriously saying that MDZ (especially on a RFA contract) is worth at least one of Hall, Eberle, RNH, Yak or Schultz?

Don't think Ranger fans would even say that. The guy was lights out last year but as the OP mentioned, consistency isn't there yet.

I expect MDZ to sign for $3-$3.5 million on a short term deal. Rangers won't trade him because of said consistency problems. No-one knows how good he can be yet so his value will not be that high. They'll hang on to him for another 2 years and see how he does.
New York Rangers are legit contenders, they have no point in trading an important d-man unless they become a better hockey team. No point in trading for a downgrade, common sense.

That, and Schultz right now is a great AHL d-man, where Del Zotto is a great NHL D-man. Could easily make the case Rangers need MDZ more than another elite winger, as well.

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