Michal Rozsival appreciation thread (2013 STANLEY CUP CHAMPION)
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06-12-2013, 11:14 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2004
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I'm getting old so my memory might be failing.....but...
Rozi wasn't traded because mgt was hearing the boos from their seats.
Rozi was expendable once Girardi and Staal were showing they were the mainstays of the defense. MDZ also looked like he had promise. Ryan Mcdonough was just starting his NHL career and played a few games.
Redden was signed to a LT big number contract already so Rozi needed to go for cap space. In addition the Rangers needed to upgrade their PP.
Rozi wasn't moved, due to his inability to play the position but rather due to his high price playing a position that the Rangers felt was not their biggest problem.
Rozsival became expendable when he got hurt. You know who the Rangers called up as his replacement? Ryan McDonagh. By the time Rozy came back, he had lost his spot on the team. Had nothing to do with Staal or Girardi.
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