Is Anton Stralman in a Tenuous Spot with Rangers?
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02-03-2014, 06:15 PM
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That's why you pay what he's worth and not more. The guy is only 27. In 2 years when he's 29 and making 3-4m a year for 2-3 more years, the Rangers could cash in with a truly quality return.
I say sign him to a 5year 17.5m contract that pays him 6 and 5 mil his first two years. Any team with an internal cap would take him after year 2 even if his cap hit wasn't worth it.
Over the next 5 years any player at or under 4m will be right on par with league average and far from overpaid.
Stralman should not be given a 5 year contract. He has been good for the Rangers. he has not been great. Not on a consistent basis has he performed like a top-4 defenseman. There is no guarantee you can trade him in two years. If he gets a 5 or 6 year deal and decides to coast, then it is rather difficult to try to trade that off.
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