Apparently he had 3 concussions this season.
From Larry Brooks:
The cost of re-upping Clowe, the 30-year-old winger who is believed to have sustained a pair of concussions in a matter of 16 days bridging the season and the playoffs (and is suspected to have suffered an earlier concussion while with San Jose before coming to the Blueshirts prior to the deadline), will be more than the dollars on the contract.
For if the Rangers re-sign Clowe, the big-bodied winger who had trouble keeping up with the pace before going down in Game 47 at Carolina, the club will be obligated to send a second-round pick to the Sharks in 2014 (instead of a No. 5) in addition to the second and third in 2013 already sent San Jose’s way.
I don't recall any concussion speculation when he was here with the Sharks before we traded him. He had a shoulder injury, IIRC, but none of the media here mentioned anything about a concussion, at least not that I remember seeing. On what basis are they speculating about that one while he was here?
What he's worth? Nine million; three years
What he'll get? Twenty five million; five years.
This is spot on. Some GM wanting size will overpay him and regret the decision the rest of his employment. Which is more moves like this are made wont be long.
Hopefully he doesn't even get a call from Vancouver. Guy is slower than any forward I've seen and hasn't been very productive lately. He's old and looking to cash in.
As a Rangers fan,I let him walk,unless...... If He takes 3.0 for 2-3 yrs then i would be game,all assuming he is healthy. But that's all I would offer and what a waste of 2 2 nd rounders. ****ing joke him getting a concussion
Yeah, really sucks him getting a concussion right before the playoffs for you guys. I was obviously rooting for him to do really well for you. I would be willing to bet, though, that the 2 concussions were really just 1, and the "2nd" was just him not actually being over the first yet, and he tried to come back too soon and aggravated the issue.
I would be willing to bet, though, that the 2 concussions were really just 1, and the "2nd" was just him not actually being over the first yet, and he tried to come back too soon and aggravated the issue.
That really sucks for NY, the game seemed to find his mojo back when he first went to NY.Ah well... This guy is good, but I'm not sure he's worth 5M/year that he wants. Same with Clarkson wanting north of 5M.
I like the idea of him on the team and I like what I saw, ever so briefly, but more than $3M for what he's displayed with his injury risk... not worth it. Especially if we factor in giving another 2nd over what's already gone.