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06-13-2014, 07:12 AM
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Diaz is a little overrated here by some. He's been around a little while--he has history apart from being a Ranger. Canadiens posters were salivating about us inserting him into the lineup when Moore got suspended. Why?--because for all his offensive gifts there was very little ever offensive production and because they thought he sucked defensively. He got moved to Vancouver and the Canucks moved him on quickly to us. If he were so special--he would have found a home in one of those cities. He came to New York and when he did get a chance he played fairly well--but the Rangers defense is more structured than most and it's easier to fit in when you're playing with steady defensive oriented guys--like Klein.

Klein steadied John Moore as well. Moore has played very well since Klein came on board. He no longer is running all over the defensive end as he very often did paired with Del Zotto who was also prone to panicking. Rangers made the right decision keeping Moore. Diaz is simply insurance--a UFA when the season is over and not someone you give a serious contract to. I don't expect him at training camp in September. I don't expect the Rangers will sign him.

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