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Sather must decide: Is dealing Girardi best for Rangers?
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01-13-2014, 10:24 AM
Change is good.
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Trading Callahan and Girardi isn't rebuilding. Their contracts are up. They want big contracts. Its a business. The Rangers have talked to both players. No progress has been made. Callahan is a third line winger on this team. He plays on the PK. Vigneault doesn't use him on the PP. Many people say the Rangers can't trade or not re-sign the captain of the team because it doesn't look. They sound like AROD who is obsessed with how people perceive him. The Rangers will either meet the asking price or they won't. Sather and Gorton should trade him. Same thing with Girardi.
I agree with this. There are 5-6 guys who I think are prime candidates to be traded (and of course there's Richards, who can't be moved unfortunately, but MUST be amnestied this offseason). They are:
Now, you've got to keep one of the defensemen - and all other things being equal, I'd go with Staal or even MDZ (whose game has improved leaps and bounds in the last week or so as he's settled in to regular play on the left side). Other than that, almost everyone above can be moved - AND MOST OF THEM WOULDN'T HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT ON THE TEAM'S RESULTS. These are not the guys who've been making the difference in play in recent games or really at all this year. The only one that would hurt would be Girardi (more because there's no candidate to replace him than because he's been having a major positive impact on games). I grant you that, and I'm willing to take those lumps, especially if the assets coming back include one or more RH defensemen.
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