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05-03-2007, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Malik's contract expires after next season
Right. So, he'll be a pending UFA come the February 2008 deadline, which is exactly what the GMs want - an expiring contract. And let's face it - Malik is having outstanding +/- stat season in and season out (nevermind the value of the stat), sound positionally, good 1st pass... I mean, what's for another GM not to like about him? But either way, he's gone after the 2007-2008 season. I wouldn't want to sign a FA to replace Malik because I would want to give a Hartford kid a chance. And I feel that we should give benefit of the doubt to our youngsters. I've always felt jealous of teams with home-grown cores. I wish for our Rangers to be such a team.

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