Oilers "keenly interested" in defenceman Paul Ranger
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06-10-2013, 11:57 AM
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The bolded part seems a bit funny to me.
Anyone else find it strange that Burke said that he approached Ranger, not the other way around, for a spot on the Marlies?
For some reason that seems really "off" to me.
Don't believe for a moment that what Burke said is true. Technically, had Tampa Bay wanted to toll his contract he couldn't have come played for the Marlies until his contract, which he walked away from, expired. For that reason alone I could see the optics of Ranger ditching the Lightning to come play for the Marlies looking pretty bad so Burke said what he did so that way it didn't look like Ranger ditching the Lighting was premeditated, which the Lightning could have argued.
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