Rangers re-sign Marty Straka-1 year/$3.3 million
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01-17-2007, 02:38 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Danbury, CT
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PLD - I somewhat agree. I think if Jagr goes down Straka becomes overpaid, but not 'grossly' overpaid though. He's still a useful player (as a second liner, or third liner, one who can kill penalties (even though he doesn't currently, and who's a shorthanded threat), as well as a hard working vet who's defensively responsible).
Well, I can only go by what he has done as a player while not with Jagr and if you are going to give him 3.3 million for what he is I think it's grossly overpaid.
A quick look at his career would show the major spikes in production while playing with Jagr.
Take away the 6 years in Pitt and last and this year from NY and look at him as a player not playing with Jagr.
He's not a player that can create much for himself, nor can he create for his teammates and it's showed in the various cities he's been in.
If it happened once or twice I'd call it a fluke, but Ottawa, Florida, Islanders and Los Angeles have all experienced Straka without Jagr and none were happy with the results.
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