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01-17-2014, 04:59 AM
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Yes. The Rangers have made many similar bad moves in their history. Trading Park and Ratelle was a bad move too.
This isn't even remotely close to the same thing and you know it. First of all, they traded Park when he was just entering his prime and was the second best defenseman in the NHL. Girardi is not just entering his prime and he sure as hell is not within striking distance of Brad Park.
Secondly, it was a completely different era then for a number of reasons. The biggest one being that free agency was not what it is today and there was no such thing as a salary cap. If there was no cap then I don't think many people here would give a **** what exactly was paid to either of these guys. Eight million per season to Dan Girardi? Sure, why not. All that affects is Jim Dolan's bank account. We can't function like that anymore. We can't just bring in the best players possible by throwing money at them. It's a new world.
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