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03-07-2007, 08:55 AM
Evgeny Oliker
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Originally Posted by Jon Prescription View Post
I love Avery. Seriously, he better be locked up for at least 4 years this offseason.

The crazy thing is that Avery is making just $1.1 per year right now. His contract expires at the end of this season.

If the Rangers are smart, they will work on an extension with him NOW, before the season ends and he becomes a UFA or even considers becoming a UFA (I'm sure many teams will be interested in him).

He has 8 points in 13 games with us, and has played his butt off every game. He brings a dimension that the Rangers just dont have...a guy who is a pest, goes to the net AND has skills.

I would not mind giving him $2 per year for the next 4-5 years. I don't think that is an overpayment for what he brings to the team. His offensive numbers are improving and so it would be best to lock him up to a long-term deal now before he becomes a true 20-25 goal guy (he will be that eventually).

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