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02-16-2007, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Larry Melnyk View Post
Looked it up and, of course, you are correct....Don't think the Rangers go for a D-man with another 2 years at the expense of rachunek who they can let walk (along with his contract) after this year..Salei is an upgrade over Rachunek, but I think the limited upgrade and contract makes him a no-go..But, you never know...
This whole conversation comes from the idea that the Rangers had scouts to SOLELY look at Roberts. Knowing the Rangers had interest in Salei in the off-season, and considering BOTH Ward and Malik would be in their final years next year, and the possibility that Staal might get a year in Hartford to adjust to the professional game defensively, acquriring Salei MIGHT give the Rangers an immediate upgrade on D, and, insurance going forward.

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