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04-25-2011, 08:19 AM
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You can't play your entire career the way he did without destroying your body. So love Cally while you can cause the same thing will happen to him. Drury has nothing to be ashamed of he had a solid career. Hang em up.

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04-25-2011, 08:46 AM
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I will pay anyone good money to perform inception on Chris Drury to get him to retire.
A bit OT, but I think that inception themed avatars of Drury/Redden would be quite entertaining.

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04-25-2011, 08:51 AM
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I just don't see how if this club wants to make moves to become a contender that Drury can still be on this roster.
Contender? You've got to give raises to Callahan, Dubinsky, Anisimov and Sauer. You've got to either retain or replace Frolov, Prospal, Fedotenko and Gilroy. There's a chance you're just cloning this year's team for next season, but at a higher price.

I believe that Drury can continue to play in the NHL, but it can't be for this team at this price, period.

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04-25-2011, 08:54 AM
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A bit OT, but I think that inception themed avatars of Drury/Redden would be quite entertaining.
Awesome idea, but unfortunately I think it would be difficult to keep under the file size requirements for avatars.

Convincing Redden to go to Switzerland, and Drury to retire would be hilarious!

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04-25-2011, 09:23 AM
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People in the real world do not walk away from 5M$ guaranteed money. It just doesn't happen. That's more money than most people make in a lifetime. It's too bad, because he's such a likeable guy, and the contract has turned him into a villain. He left all he had on the ice every night. It's just too bad that all he has really doesn't add up to much anymore.

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04-25-2011, 09:26 AM
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You can't play your entire career the way he did without destroying your body. So love Cally while you can cause the same thing will happen to him. Drury has nothing to be ashamed of he had a solid career. Hang em up.
100% correct, IMO. Once you hit 30, you just don't come back from injuries to 100% anymore. That style of play takes a heck of a toll on you.

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04-25-2011, 09:45 AM
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I won't fault Drury at all if he decides to come back next year. Even if it's just in a 4th line role, he may not be ready to hang up his skates just yet.

Drury has every right to play out his contract. Our GM signed it, and Drury should not be demonized because of what he makes.

With that being said, I do hope he retires. He really has no purpose on this team. With our depth, we really don't need him for anything other than the occasional faceoff. That is certainly not worth the wasted roster spot. Other than faceoffs, there is not a single thing he does that one of our younger players cannot do better. I would rather have youth playing and getting some experience than watch Chris Drury do his best impression of McCabe's skating acumen.

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04-25-2011, 09:58 AM
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That sigh you just heard, was a collective groan from NYR Nation.

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Drury says going into contact year not something he worries about. Says he's fine with limited playing role.

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04-25-2011, 10:04 AM
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That sigh you just heard, was a collective groan from NYR Nation.
lol!

One more year.



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Edit: Well I guess he wouldn't just come out and say yet that retirement is an option.

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04-25-2011, 10:07 AM
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That sigh you just heard, was a collective groan from NYR Nation.
hahahaha.

The NYR fan relationship with Chris is not going to end well, unfortunate.

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04-25-2011, 10:10 AM
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lol!

One more year.



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Edit: Well I guess he wouldn't just come out and say yet that retirement is an option.
If I recall correctly, today is (the equivalent of) when Naslund announced his retirement. It was at exit interviews at the end of the season.

We're left with two options: (1) pray for alien abduction, or (2) BUY HIM OUT!

Option #2 it is.

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04-25-2011, 10:14 AM
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I don't care about Drury

I DO care about The Rangers

I DO care about winning a Stanley Cup

Therefore, I don't want him on the team, next year. I also don't really want a buyout. Retirement would be the best for cap purposes, obviously...but.. I'll take what I can get.

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AGrossRecord Drury says going into contact year not something he worries about. Says he's fine with limited playing role.
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Looks like buyout or he's playin, I personally don't see him retiring and leaving that money on the table plus if he's referring to it as a contract year he's an playing for a few more years.

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04-25-2011, 10:15 AM
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My favorite line from Casino.
"The son of a ***** won't budge".
Don't buy out Drury. Play him until his knee blows up on him and put him on LTI. With no bonus cushion,Drury becomes the cushion.

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04-25-2011, 10:17 AM
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If I recall correctly, today is (the equivalent of) when Naslund announced his retirement. It was at exit interviews at the end of the season.

We're left with two options: (1) pray for alien abduction, or (2) BUY HIM OUT!

Option #2 it is.
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2009...lla-class-acts it was a little after (May 4)

Still, just have to hope thats Drury giving the stock line until he makes a decision

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04-25-2011, 10:22 AM
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We can still fit Richards with Drury in the lineup.

It just becomes a bigger pain, we have all our RFAs to re-sign, and I was hoping that this team could move forward with new leadership next season.

Drury staying certainly eliminates any chance of signing a power play defenseman next year, as it looks like we will have to just hope MDZ has a resurgence.

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04-25-2011, 10:24 AM
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We can still fit Richards with Drury in the lineup.

It just becomes a bigger pain, we have all our RFAs to re-sign, and I was hoping that this team could move forward with new leadership next season.

Drury staying certainly eliminates any chance of signing a power play defenseman next year, as it looks like we will have to just hope MDZ has a resurgence.
It would be very tight, but you would definitely need to move Wolski or buy him out.

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04-25-2011, 10:26 AM
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Well if he's decided to go on the Rangers will need to buy him out. Spending $7 mil on your entire 4th line is way too much let alone on one 4th line player. There are other issues as well including upgrading the level of overall talent via free agency, keeping the young RFA's on board and continuing transitioning the leadership of the team to players like Callahan, Staal and Dubinsky.

I think there are at least of handful of teams out there that would give him a chance but I don't think they are going pay a lot though that would be offset by the buyout.

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04-25-2011, 10:27 AM
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People in the real world do not walk away from 5M$ guaranteed money. It just doesn't happen. That's more money than most people make in a lifetime. It's too bad, because he's such a likeable guy, and the contract has turned him into a villain. He left all he had on the ice every night. It's just too bad that all he has really doesn't add up to much anymore.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/sp...l/27meche.html

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04-25-2011, 10:31 AM
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It would be very tight, but you would definitely need to move Wolski or buy him out.
That sucks because imo, Wolski is one of the few players on the team who has real raw skill & can dangle. If only he could put it all together

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04-25-2011, 10:33 AM
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It would be very tight, but you would definitely need to move Wolski or buy him out.
It can be done with an Avery and Boogaard extraction as well.

The cap is going to be quite high. No one can be sure of the yearly cap hit with all our RFA's, but I wouldn't expect it to surpass 15 million for next year.

If Richards signs for less than 7 per, he and Drury can fit here. It just is sort of a pain.

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The Rangers will have their break up day tomorrow. Sather and Torts will meet with each player and they'll review their performance this season. Last April,they told Redden about the AHL being his destination in 10-11 if he didn't play better.

If Sather informs Drury about a possible buyout,what will Drury say?Does he want to start from scratch with another team?Move his family?Go live and play in another city while his family and business interests are entrenched in CT.

The NMC does prevent a buyout. He can't invoke his NMC to prevent a buyout.
I think a lot of guys are going to be getting bad news today. I can think of about five. And Boogaard will be getting an unsettling phone call.

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04-25-2011, 10:34 AM
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I don't know that guy, but he is awesome!

Edit: Do you think if we all print this out and send it to Drury as "fan" mail he will get the hint?


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We can still fit Richards with Drury in the lineup.
with some fancy math you can...but thats not the only move we need to make and most likely under that scenario you aren't able to fill any other holes and might even create more holes trying to find that cap space

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He can still play in this league. You can do worse as a fourth line center at the NHL level. It's not as if the guy is an ECHL-caliber player at this point.

He's neither said nor done anything to lead me to believe that he no longer wants to play. If he still wants to play NHL hockey, and can still play NHL hockey, why would he retire?
And there's the issue, you've skipped a league and that's the one he belongs in. Send Drury home to CT.

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he's not retiring. we'll have to buy him out. even at the discounted $5M on a $7.05M cap hit - no team trying to play the cap basement game would want anything to do with him just for $2M in "savings." As a UFA I can see him some how signing a $1M deal with Buffalo; possibly as a replacement for Rob Neidermeyer.
If you crunch the numbers swapping him with Olesz in Florida and each team buying out their respective player saves Florida money and NY cap space so it would make sense for Florida a cap basement team to do it. It could save them much more than 2m.


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