Derek Stepan Negotiations (9/19-Dreger: "Unlikely" Stepan signs before season opens)
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09-18-2013, 10:47 AM
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Mess is the main reason they won that cup. Every single Rangers fan knows that. Did other players play great, yea. But he willed them there.
The fact that you remember him leaving over the cup is a joke.
I don't care we traded away the entire roster, Messier played for us for one year, won them the cup and then spurned us.
1 cup in what is it now, 74 years. Give me a break.
And anyone saying we should have bought out Richards and given Stepan more than 3.5 is off their rocker.
You don't win a cup with Moore or Boyle as your third line center. If Richards has a season like last year, he will still be one of the best 3rd line centers in the NHL.
Stepan wants more than Duchene money wise and term and the cap is currently lower. Duchene is a better player and had a 67 point season under his belt.
Stepan should take the 2 year deal. 3.2-3.3 and prove that he can maintain this level of play over the coruse of a full season. He will be handsomly rewarded if he ups or continues his player for the 2 years.
And if he wants to miss out on money and playing, then he can wait for an offer sheet that may never come.
This has nothin to do with cap management. This has to do with the way the Rangers have run their business by not giving in to players that have no leverage.
They give in to him, what happens if Kreider has a huge year this year. Or Fast and Lindberg have good years leading up to there bridge years.
It sets a precedent that would potentially keep us from keeping other young players.
If stepan wants to sit at home and watch his team win games without him, then by all means do that. He'll give in soon enough and if he doesn't, then i couldn't care less.
Exactly. Stepan is looking for a contract that he would have gotten had the cap not been lowered.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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