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01-15-2014, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by slipknottin View Post
Fowler plays on the left. He would have been on the 3rd pairing as he is not better than staal or McD.

So... No. He doesn't play the same position
Fowler is much better than Staal. I think the reason they didn't pick Fowler is because they thought he'd be redundant with Del Zotto on the team. Fowler is exactly what Del Zotto was supposed to become. He started as a guy who could only contribute offense, now he's turned into a #1/strong #2 on one of the best teams in the NHL. Del Zotto is still where he was four years ago.

As for the topic at hand, I would love to get Thornton but I highly doubt he hits free agency. The Rangers really should buy Richards out because he isn't worth the cap hit, but they have no other good options for a 1C. This is a really bad position to be in.

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