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04-20-2013, 08:00 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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I hate this trade. I think it sucks. People complained so much about Gaborik but at least he can score 40 goals. He was having an off season in what I really believe is an awful offensive system under Torts. And I just pray people aren't so blind and naive that they refer to these past two games as to why Torts is such a phenomenal offensive coach. A lot of puck luck tonight in Buffalo. A win is a win, but the reality is it was against a Buffalo team that has had a poor season, a coaching change, and had pucks going in off defenders. Miller gift wrapped a goal for Clowe at the end of the 1st.
$3.5 million for 4 years is the most I'm willing to pay him. If that's not enough than you cut your losses and move on. I don't see him being a 30 goal scorer for this team. I don't see him being a 25 goal scorer. I see POSSIBLY 20 goals and 25-30 assists. POSSIBLY. I'd rather have had Prust at $2.5 million and spend $3-4 million on someone else in free agency than to have Clowe at $4-4.5 million.
Nothing personal against Clowe, or lack of knowledge of what he can contribute, but there is no reason for the Rangers to step into a mistake by signing him for what I hear he will be seeking.
I agree, the Rangers need to be conservative, and realistic. Draw a line, and stick with it. Clowe is not a player to wrap significant dollars up in for a long term.
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