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Would you resign Drury?..at 1.5M/Yr

View Poll Results: Would you resign Drury when his contract expires?
Yes. He is worth it at 1.5M. 107 77.54%
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03-23-2010, 12:22 AM
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What's worse, the role Drury has been reduced to on this team, or the fact that we have no one on the team that can even fill that marginalized role if Drury were to leave?

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03-23-2010, 12:31 AM
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I love Rodent, but he's clearly way off on this one. ALL of the logic and common sense points to Drury being in a situation that is designed to fail in every aspect, both on the ice and off.

If he was placed in a situation that maximizes his skillset, he'd be scoring 20-25 goals and 50-60 points just as he has for the majority of his career. All while being one of the best defensive forwards and smartest players overall in the league.

He was utilized correctly by the U.S. Olympic team, and he seemed to revert right to form there, didn't he?

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03-23-2010, 12:42 AM
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What's worse, the role Drury has been reduced to on this team, or the fact that we have no one on the team that can even fill that marginalized role if Drury were to leave?
What are you saying? Tell me what Role Drury fills that no one on this team can fill....

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03-23-2010, 01:04 AM
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I would sign him today for about $3M. Two years from now, he'll be 35, at that point, I'd have to see, but at $1.5M? Sure.
this. It would also depend on the years. At 35 there's no way I sign him for more than 2 years. The way he plays, specifically when it comes to blocking shots, you've gotta wonder how much his body can take.

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03-23-2010, 01:06 AM
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I love Rodent, but he's clearly way off on this one. ALL of the logic and common sense points to Drury being in a situation that is designed to fail in every aspect, both on the ice and off.

If he was placed in a situation that maximizes his skillset, he'd be scoring 20-25 goals and 50-60 points just as he has for the majority of his career. All while being one of the best defensive forwards and smartest players overall in the league.

He was utilized correctly by the U.S. Olympic team, and he seemed to revert right to form there, didn't he?
but...but..on the US Olympic team he was playing with much greater players! (yeah, like the guy he plays most with on this team in Callahan and David Backes )

It still amazes me that Ron Wilson pretty much had to teach John Tortarella how Drury is best used on the powerplay.

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03-23-2010, 02:21 AM
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sure, just win a cup or 2

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03-23-2010, 06:41 AM
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The question is what possible role could a 35+ year old Drury play in turning this team into a contender rather than the mediocrity of a team that it is now?--because that's the only reason you do re-sign him or sign anybody--considering there are signs that his skills are eroding and he will have aged another two years in the meantime--I don't see a compelling reason to bring him back once this contract is over and done with.

'And here Chris. Here's a $1.5 mil contract. I know it's a $5.5 mil paycut and sorry you're not going to be captain anymore. Is that okay?'--Sounds a little goofy to me.

I don't think you build championship teams by hanging on to the past--especially from a past that's not been so good. Maybe you could in a Hollywood film script. But that's about the only place. Contenders let alone championship teams are built by making hard decisions. To me this isn't even a hard decision though. This would be an easy one. Just don't do it.

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03-24-2010, 12:09 AM
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No, not for any amount of money.

He is a poor captain on a crappy lifeless team.

If he would waive his NMC and a team would take his salary I would be extremely happy.

The sooner we part ways with Drury/Redden the better. Not only for the money but the attitude that nothing will ruin their weekend...or their summer for that matter.
Ding ding ding

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03-24-2010, 02:14 AM
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NO.

No, no, no, no.

Hundred million times NO!

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is he worth the 1.5? absolutely

But, I wouldnt sign him. this team has gotten worse every year since he got here, and I dont think thats a coincidence. I seriously question his leadership ability, and as long as he is here, he is the C.
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This. I can't stand that mopey mouth guard sucking face when he's on the bench.

The legendary cloak of intangibility and clutchness has been ripped to shreds during his stay in N.Y. He's had his chance, got his pay day. now it's time to move along. You can find rugged shot blockers easily, imo. Heck, i'd take Betts back for less.

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03-24-2010, 11:21 AM
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an interesting point about Drury and his declining skills is that he's on pace for one less even strength goal this season than when he was a 24 year old with Colorado.

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