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11-20-2013, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Viper View Post
There is no way the team acquiring the 23 year old puck mover would just let him walk if he asks for too much money. They will have a general idea of what he is worth before dealing for him.

If the Rangers traded for a MDZ-like player, would they walk away from a RFA? 99.9% no.
Well if they were trading away a rental and thought they would have a better chance at re-signing MDZ, only to find he wants 5M per, he takes them to arbitration and gets awarded 4M plus, then they very well may not resign him I'd think.

To ask it this way, say the Rangers and him can not come to terms, and it goes to arbitration and he does get awarded 4M plus, do the Rangers walk away? If so and I do not think that scenario is totally out of whack, shouldn't Del Zotto sort of be a rental as far as the Rangers are concerned as well when they are thinking about moving him?

And not just MDZ , Brassard is in a similar situation.

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