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02-21-2013, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by RGY View Post
No, it's the HFboards GMs here that are just "maximizing their assets" not a professional organization. A professional organization that has made it a standard that they do not give into high salary demands of young players. $4-$5 million dollars is absolutely ****ing ridiculous for a 22 year old who has had just ONE great season, and that is pushing it in the 50-60 point range. I don't care what team he was on nor do I care about how people claim he would put up 70 points here on this rangers team. The guy is selfish, it is selfish demands....and the rumors about him complaining about not being made captain makes this even worse. The rangers have spent years building an identity, an identity that does not allow ego's into the locker room. We pushed Avery out the door, now we're going to bring in this immature kid who thinks he is owed things after just 3 years in the NHL? C'mon get your heads straight.

And what message does it send to the rest of the players in this organization when they have been signing guys to bridge contracts at lower cap hits? Disloyalty. I read the threads, I heard all your explanations that MDZ is expendable. I completely disagree. PMD are not floating around for grabs. If they were we wouldn't have struggled to find one over the past decade since Leetch. MDZ also signed a cheaper bridge contract for the rangers. He could've been paid more. So now we're going to trade him for RoR because we have to be in on every name available. Who's replacing MDZ? Gilroy? Barrie from the Avs? Yeah I don't think so.

Iginla would be the right pick up for this team. Absolutely would not be the "shiny new toy" because he'd be a RENTAL. The type of player he is fits the MOLD of this team. 35 years old UFA at the end of the season. He scores, he hits, he fights, he leads. Definitely could offer more than RoR which definitely costs you more in assets. Not to mention you still have players to sign in the following years in a SALARY CAP WORLD. All this talk about maximizing assets. Trading for Iginla as a rental as opposed to RoR saves you assets and money in a salary cap world.
you're really reaching on the Avery argument. Can we move past this boob?

On Iginla we agree only if the the asking price isn't too much. It's stupid to give up prospects for a rental player that we can't sign long term, or even for a few years of his services. Iginla in NY for 2-3 years would be awesome but it's not going to happen.

ROR is a solution at center for the unavoidable buyout of Brad Richards. If BR is having starts this slow after only 2 seasons, just imagine how bad he'll be in the years to come. the guy doen'st look inspired to play hockey right now.

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