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Sather must decide: Is dealing Girardi best for Rangers?
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01-06-2014, 10:13 AM
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If Girardi and Callahan can net this team trades like Hossa and Kovalchuk's, I make the trade. Adding two roster players right now that can improve and a first? The actual pieces they got are not what we can get. It was poor management at the time. Need to choose players that fit the system we want to run.
Question is, if Sather is stepping down, does Gorton want Girardi and Callahan? If he wants to shape the roster his way for next season, is it his choice? I believe they should resign Girardi and look to trade Callahan, but it isn't that easy to trade your captian. Look at Iginla and he is a much more accomplished player, but Calgary had a hard time stepping away from him. He was older too. Team was not as good.
Girardi holds more value imo. Defense can last longer in the NHL than forwards. Locking up a defender for a longer term generally is better than a forward. They can reinvent themselves easier depending on the player. A smallish forward in Callahan who needs to play physical is hard to reinvent his style to be effective. Big guys could become bruisers. He has less room to change style.
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