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06-23-2014, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Rust Heisenberg View Post
1 - the extra 67 or so games they'll have with the team
2 - a greater ability for management to convince them to resign
3 - in an absolute worst case scenario, a higher salvage value in the event that this player needs to be traded, meaning if the team tanks, they can still flip the player for something at the deadline and mitigate some of their cost
Agree to disagree, see above.

What about value to the Rangers? Would it not be more adventageous for a team at this crucial point in their roster selections going forward to roll with Staal until March and decide if he is either expendable or a key piece going forward that needs to be signed? What if none of the young defensemen look ready? Play Staal until March. If no one still looks poised to take his minutes, keep him even if you can't resign him because he will help you win a 'Cup. Trade his rights in the off-season. Worst case scenario trade him and trade for another LD that will help in the playoffs.

Not to mention if Stralman doesn't get signed here soon, Marc Staal will be most likely.

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