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06-27-2014, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR Viper View Post
Exactly. I believe the Rangers are okay with 1 spot being open on defense. Allen and McIlrath are very close, if not already ready for the NHL at the beginning of next year. Both are having healthy off-seasons of full training and know what they need to improve upon.

I would love to bring back Stralman. He has been a very solid player for this team and I believe it would allow for them to use a defenseman as a piece to acquire help elsewhere.

However, I am also quietly confident in Oscar Lindberg being able to hold down a 3/4c spot next season with PKing duties. He has a very good understanding of the game and has had a full season on NA ice.

Decisions, decisions.

IMO, step 1 is to get Stralman to re-sign. 6 years @ 4.5? Okay.

Step 2 is to find out who will pay the most for Staal. Winnepeg? Edmonton? Carolina? SJ? Find a very good, young power forward. LW or center. We'll assume for this that it is Evander Kane.
I think having Klein lets the set a number on Stralman and stick to that number.

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