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04-24-2011, 09:33 AM
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It's that he can't rebound and be useful, but he's unlikely to ever live up to his cap hit at this point.

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04-24-2011, 09:41 AM
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It's that he can't rebound and be useful, but he's unlikely to ever live up to his cap hit at this point.
He is falling apart man, and he is done. He can not accept that, along with most guys who's skill level drops at an earlier age.

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04-24-2011, 09:41 AM
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Drury is finished. All he is doing is wasting cap space at this point.

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04-24-2011, 09:49 AM
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To get Richards they need to either buyout Drury or buyout Wolski and probably trade one of Anisimov or Boyle. This is a no brainer to me, get rid of an overpaid 4th liner who scored 1 goal all season or buyout a kid with a ton of potential who needs some work and trade one of our promising young centers? Drury will be bought out, that opens up 3 million plus in cap space and with Frolov coming off the books and the increase in the cap Richards needs to be brought in to get us an elite 1st line center and someone who can run the PP. If Sather buys out Drury and only brings in Richards this off-season will be a success IMO. Get it done!

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04-24-2011, 09:59 AM
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Frankly, the fact that Torts was playing guys like Christensen and Wolski over playoff performer-veteran-clutch player Chris Drury speaks volumes of what Torts thinks of Drury. In our most dire times, Torts elected to go with 2 of our most inconsistent players over one that's been in high pressure situations many times in his career and shown that he's able to handle the pressure. Either that or Torts is just an idiot.

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04-24-2011, 10:08 AM
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I don't think he'll retire and more likely than not he'll have to be bought out. Even with a bum knee, he was winning faceoffs and killing penalties. He can still play as a 4th line center in this league and I'm sure some teams would be interested. I think his desire to play and compete in this league outweighs any concern about "doing the right thing" to alleviate the Rangers' cap situation.

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04-24-2011, 10:13 AM
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I don't think he'll retire and more likely than not he'll have to be bought out. Even with a bum knee, he was winning faceoffs and killing penalties. He can still play as a 4th line center in this league and I'm sure some teams would be interested. I think his desire to play and compete in this league outweighs any concern about "doing the right thing" to alleviate the Rangers' cap situation.
I agree, he was the only player on the team that could actually win a draw against the Caps. I just don't think he has much left in him.

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04-24-2011, 10:19 AM
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Naslund did it.

No offense to Dru, who i like, but he's done.

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04-24-2011, 10:22 AM
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Right, cause the chump change he's made in the last 13+ years of his playing career just barely was enough to feed his dog.

Spare me the bleeding heart BS.

He's got more money than he will ever need.
Thanks for saying it. That reminded me of when Owens held out on the Eagles and said something along the lines of, "I need to feed my family".

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04-24-2011, 10:31 AM
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Right, cause the chump change he's made in the last 13+ years of his playing career just barely was enough to feed his dog.

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Its funny that you said that because back during the lock out, there was a interview with Mike Modano and he was complaining how 15K a month couldn't even support his dog. lol.

Back on topic. I like Drury but his contract isn't helping us go forward. With that said, if he chooses not to retire, do you 1. wait the last year out or 2. buy his contract out and have a extra cap hit for the next 2 years.

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04-24-2011, 10:35 AM
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I think drury will wait a little while, just as naslund did, and then see how he is doing, maybe rest for a couple weeks and then start pushing himself and see how he is. If he feeling like he cant do much anymore he will retire...i would expect something saying he is retiring or something by the end of june

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04-24-2011, 10:49 AM
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My honest opinion is that everyone knows that he cant compete in the NHL anymore. He can win faceoffs but thats about it. I think he knows he cant play anymore and will try to rehab in the offseason but will discover his body is just to rundown. He will retire and the rangers will gain the 7m in capspace.

Also i do believe that with all the statements during this season of Redden wanting to play back in the NHL or over in Europe, he will be gone too. He has repeatedly stated he is NOT interested in playing in the AHL and that you are not defined by the amount of money you make but by what level of competition you are playing at. I do believe we will lose him too in the offseason.

Something tells me this offseason we will gain back around 13million in capspace, along with being able to rid ourselves of unnecessary players.

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04-24-2011, 10:50 AM
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Jason Smith retired September 2009 with one year remaining on his contract. Gave up $2.6M in salary. Smith hurt his knee the previous season and did not feel he could contribute anymore.

Drury can still win face-offs . Too bad the NHL doesn't have a role similar to a DH so Drury wouldn't have to skate,pass and shoot. A designated face-off man.


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04-24-2011, 10:51 AM
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Its funny that you said that because back during the lock out, there was a interview with Mike Modano and he was complaining how 15K a month couldn't even support his dog. lol.

Back on topic. I like Drury but his contract isn't helping us go forward. With that said, if he chooses not to retire, do you 1. wait the last year out or 2. buy his contract out and have a extra cap hit for the next 2 years.
Imagine some of these guys lived in the real world?

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04-24-2011, 10:58 AM
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Not that I'm necessarily advocating this, but do you think if Drury has the desire to finish his stint in NY and play one more year here, he'd be willing to restructure his contract so that he makes significantly less next year, allowing us to spend more?

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04-24-2011, 10:59 AM
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Not that I'm necessarily advocating this, but do you think if Drury has the desire to finish his stint in NY and play one more year here, he'd be willing to restructure his contract so that he makes significantly less next year, allowing us to spend more?
Contracts cannot be restructured.

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04-24-2011, 11:00 AM
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Not that I'm necessarily advocating this, but do you think if Drury has the desire to finish his stint in NY and play one more year here, he'd be willing to restructure his contract so that he makes significantly less next year, allowing us to spend more?
CBA prohibits renegotiating contracts.

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04-24-2011, 11:01 AM
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I loved Drury as a player and a leader, but as others have said, hes cooked at this point in his career. Just too much tread on those tires. And I hate to bring this up now, but its a fate that is waiting for the beloved Ryan Callahan in the next 8-10 years.

But anyway, I think its sickening that the fanbase is going to villify Drury is he refuses to retire and is forced to be bought out. Its a signed agreement, and not about "doing the right thing." It would make a hell of a lot more sense to turn your venom towards the idiot that gave him the deal.

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Thanks for saying it. That reminded me of when Owens held out on the Eagles and said something along the lines of, "I need to feed my family".
That was Latrell Sprewell with the Knicks

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Who on this board would walk away from $5MM? I rest my case.

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04-24-2011, 11:05 AM
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If Rangerboy stops posting on HF I'll retire - Chris Drury

Ya see RB, its not that easy

And you guys saying "he has plenty of money", do YOU live in the real world or what?

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04-24-2011, 11:08 AM
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That was Latrell Sprewell with the Knicks
It was also Owens.

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Nothing wrong with a player playing out his contract. He is only making the amount of money he was promised. No more, no less. That's what contracts are for. I am pretty sure that everybody would be really pissed if Stepan came out and said that he made too little so he needs more to play next year. It works the same way in reverse. A contract is a contract even if the player is making less than he's worth. Petitioning a player to retire after he has been given the contract is a bit silly and quite a bit selfish.

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04-24-2011, 11:25 AM
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Nothing wrong with a player playing out his contract. He is only making the amount of money he was promised. No more, no less. That's what contracts are for. I am pretty sure that everybody would be really pissed if Stepan came out and said that he made too little so he needs more to play next year. It works the same way in reverse. A contract is a contract even if the player is making less than he's worth. Petitioning a player to retire after he has been given the contract is a bit silly and quite a bit selfish.
Valid points.

Petition to Glen Sather. Please BUY OUT Chris Drury.

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Valid points.

Petition to Glen Sather. Please BUY OUT Chris Drury.
That would be your correct answer, in my opinion. If the organization feels that Drury has nothing left to contribute, then pay their way out of his contract and call it a day. Drury didn't make the mistake of signing himself to a fairly lucrative contract for his skill set and his decline, if not hastened, was somewhat predictable. You don't force a guy to make this decision, you make it for him. Especially when in negotiations, this year on the contract being there probably helped seal the deal for him being signed. Fair is fair. Cut him a check, shake his hand, and move forward.

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