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03-06-2007, 06:33 AM
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Fedor Tyutin,Michal Roszival,Paul Mara,Marek Malik and Dan Girardi are signed for next season.All of those contracts expire after 2007-08.Tyutin and Girardi will be group II's while the other three will be group III's

Karel Rachunek is a group II-$1.8 million QO.Will the Rangers give him the QO?Not tender him?He is eligible for salary arbitration.If Rachunek signs his QO or files for arb,it would be a one year contract/one year award.Rachunek is eligible for group III after 2007-08.Try and trade him over the summer?

Thomas Pock is a group VI.He is gone

Marc Staal and Ivan Baranka should be given every opportunity to make the team which wasn't the case last summer when the Rangers stacked the deck

The going rate for a top 4 defenseman is at least $3.5-$4 million in 4 year deal.The Rangers should avoid that

Stick with the current group on defense with the expiring contracts which buys the Rangers time to determine how Staal,Baranka,Michael Sauer and Bobby Sanguinetti will develop before committing to any long term deals on defense

The Rangers have invested two first round picks and two high seconds in those four young players

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