Trade Thread Part XI: New year...no trades.
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01-03-2014, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by
Bleed Ranger Blue
I dont see the point of massively overpaying Girardi just because the team doesnt have an immediate replacement.
For decades, the Rangers have panicked over holes in the lineup - and it often led to longterm problems, doing more bad than good, causing the team to take steps backwards.
Whats wrong with trying something different? Whats wrong with purposefully taking a couple of steps back as part of a plan to get better in the future?
Was signing Hank to a ridiculous contract signs of rebuilding? Doing a half way rebuilding job never works. If its a full rebuilding job, then trade Girardi, Callahan, Staal, Nash and Lundqvist, but if the team is still going to try to contend, they can't afford to trade Girardi. Half way rebuilding jobs don't work.
I agree that panicking over a hole in the line up is not the smart way to go, but if the Rangers actually think they are going to be a contender for the cup with this group, you can't afford to move a player like Girardi.
I'm not saying overpay the guy, but sign him to a fair deal. If this group is still going for the cup, don't treat him with no respect like he could easily be replaced, because the truth is that he can't be easily replaced, and letting Girardi go would hurt the team defensively, big time.
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