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08-22-2013, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Raspewtin View Post
Assuming McIlrath has developed nicely in the AHL, gotten a boatload of minutes, and is ready for the 2014-2015 season, is Stralman the odd man out when he's a UFA? I really became a fan of Stralman during last year's playoffs and would rather not see him go (the Rangers being short on RHD also doesn't help). But who else would go? Your thoughts?
Originally Posted by aufheben View Post
Depends how Del Zotto and Moore perform this upcoming season. I'd keep Stralman, for reasons above, and as we could get good value in a trade for one of the former. Don't want to see Stralman go at the deadline and win a Cup with another team, or seem him leave for nothing. Girardi-Stralman-McIlrath is one tough Right Side. Also depends on Staal/Girardi's futures here. Assuming we resign them:

Del Zotto/Moore-McIlrath

Odd man out for a Winger.
I think alot depends on how well Staal plays this season. If Staal struggles he could be the odd man out.

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