Thread: Ryane Clowe
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05-11-2013, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
The time to determine if this is "just a string of bad luck" or a harbinger of things to come just isnt there.

Theres no way the Ranger should commit 3+ years to this guy
Tough to say. The dude played 12 regular season games with us with 8 points and 3 goals. He can play either wing. He's a decent second liner, but a very solid third liner. And even if you put him on the third line and give him some PP time, he'll log 15 minutes a game and chip in points (he was basically a .5 PPG guy this season) while giving a much needed physical presence to this team.

Totally understand where you're coming from, but a lot really depends on his asking price and length of deal he wants. If he was willing to take 3 years at 3.7 mil per, would you take him and cut Richards' 6.7 million cap hit loose? You save 3 mil per and Brassard and Stepan are already consistently out-performing Richards anyway. Honestly, Brassard's addition gives the team a big boost at C and some nice flexibility in what they do going forward.

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