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02-21-2013, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by pld459666 View Post
I guess I'm not seeing the defensive depth that some others are.

Beyond the current top 4 we have Stralman as the only real and legit NHL player today.

McIlrath is in the system and MAY develope into a nice bottom pairing defenceman.

Skjei is not the 4th best defenceman on his college team right now. Who the hell knows which direction he move in developmentally.

Where is this defensive depth we are supposed to have?

I look at the Rangers defence beyond the top 4 and I see more questions than answers.
I don't disagree, but consider this:

When Staal went down last season, we managed.

If Richy or Stepan go down, we're ******.

When you break down our roster, upcoming salaries, I just think ROR makes a little more sense short term, and long-term than MDZ.

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