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08-30-2013, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by aufheben View Post
I can't help but read anything you say as fact, so I will take it as so!
You really believe the Rangers will not re-sign Lundqvist or that he will leave? The Rangers will pay him. The Red Wings have never paid their goaltenders big dollars. They just signed Jimmy Howard long term at a good number. The Wings came this-close to beating the Hawks in the playoffs. They didn't lose because of Howard. The Hawks paid Niemi and Crawford peanuts when they won. They aren't paying big dollars for a goalie. Pittsburgh? The Rangers division rival? Lundqvist is playing for a division rival? Pittsburgh is handing out after rich contract? Letang took less to stay in Pittsburgh because they couldn't afford more than $7.25M. That's a lot of money but he could have gotten $8M-$9M next summer as a free agent. That $7.25M was at the top range of the Penguins budget for Letang. They were looking at $6.5M-$7M.

Not you specifically but too many people here view the Rangers as the bubonic plague where players don't want to play here and/or are looking to flee at the first chance they get.

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