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07-13-2008, 12:20 PM
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Was Drury a bad signing?

Over 7mm a year, for a guy who should either be our third line center or second line winger. He has never topped 70 points in a season. Who would you rather have, Drury at 7 mil or Avery at 4 mil?

The best defense of the Drury signing I can think of is that our organization was totally bereft of centers, and it probably would still be a weak spot until Artem A is ready.

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07-13-2008, 12:23 PM
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Drury is wildly overpaid...theres no way around that.

Id still much rather go to war with a guy like him compared to Avery, however.

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I'd rather have Drury.

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07-13-2008, 12:30 PM
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I'd rather have Drury - but of all of the contracts we have on the books, I think this is the worst.

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07-13-2008, 12:34 PM
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I'll take Chris Drury on my team any day, regardless of how overpaid he may be. The guy is likely to be our captain for the foreseeable future, and I'm thrilled about that.

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I think he will be a good person to have in the locker room. Not worth that much on the ice though.

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07-13-2008, 12:36 PM
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Yep, Drury's contract is horrible.

I'd take Avery.

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07-13-2008, 12:36 PM
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Drury brings a lot more then just points.

Leadership, Clutchness (thats not a word, I just made it up...I guess that can go into leadership though), great defensive play, faceoff expert etc...

He's is overpaid yes, but he is our captain, and he will be for the next 6-7 years...(well not officially announced but we all know it).

Plus it took him half a season last year to get used to a new team, the 2nd half of the year he was one of our best players. Thats the Chris Drury that signed with the team.

The reason he didnt score any of the clutch goals in the playoffs is because he didnt grow the famous Clutch Beard, next season he better have that thing in full force.

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I'll take Chris Drury on my team any day, regardless of how overpaid he may be. The guy is likely to be our captain for the foreseeable future, and I'm thrilled about that.
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I think he will be a good person to have in the locker room. Not worth that much on the ice though.
I'm not in the locker room and the highest level I've ever played is college club, so I can't really speak on how much the leadership stuff is worth. But I'd rather sacrifice cap space for on-ice contribution as opposed to off.

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Or another question, would you rather have Drury at 7 mm per for the next 5 years, or Jagr at 6 for the next two? Clutch or not, Jagr is clearly the better player even at this stage of his career.

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07-13-2008, 12:41 PM
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Or another question, would you rather have Drury at 7 mm per for the next 5 years, or Jagr at 6 for the next two? Clutch or not, Jagr is clearly the better player even at this stage of his career.
Drury.

How do you get to the assumption that he should be our 3rd line center or 2nd line winger?

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BTW

Final 31 games last reg season Drury had 13G/13A/26P. Took him a bit to get going but he adjusted to his new team midway through.

He averages that many points per game then he'll be right back where he was in Buffalo with around 65-70 points.

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Drury.

How do you get to the assumption that he should be our 3rd line center or 2nd line winger?
Gomez 1, Dubinsky should probably be 2.

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Gomez 1, Dubinsky should probably be 2.
And your reasoning behind Dubi as the 2nd line center is.. what?

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Overpaid? Yes. But I rather have Drury at 7 then Avery at 4. Drury is this teams captain for many years to come, and an important part of the system we play.

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Drury brings a lot more then just points.

Leadership, Clutchness (thats not a word, I just made it up...I guess that can go into leadership though), great defensive play, faceoff expert etc...

He's is overpaid yes, but he is our captain, and he will be for the next 6-7 years...(well not officially announced but we all know it).

Plus it took him half a season last year to get used to a new team, the 2nd half of the year he was one of our best players. Thats the Chris Drury that signed with the team.

The reason he didnt score any of the clutch goals in the playoffs is because he didnt grow the famous Clutch Beard, next season he better have that thing in full force.
Great D and faceoff skills are nice, but 7+ mil contracts should go to gamebreaking offensive players IMO.

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07-13-2008, 12:52 PM
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And your reasoning behind Dubi as the 2nd line center is.. what?
Performance in last year's playoffs. Granted we'll see how he does without Jagr.

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07-13-2008, 12:54 PM
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Brutal, absolutely brutal contract. that said we benefit from having many younger players with small contracts on the roster as well as a good farm system.

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Great D and faceoff skills are nice, but 7+ mil contracts should go to gamebreaking offensive players IMO.
Drury lead the team in game winning goals last season. I think you're confusing game breaker with someone who simply puts up a ton of points.

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Performance in last year's playoffs. Granted we'll see how he does without Jagr.
2 more points playing on the first line with Jagr? Plus Drury was playing injured.

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07-13-2008, 01:02 PM
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Avery made am immediate contribution when he was traded to the Rangers, Drury kind of started off slow, but at one point was averaging a point a game.

Everyone looks at points per game to justify a huge contract, there are some players that are singed just to score goals & put up assists (ie..Bure), Drury is not that type of signing, in addition to his goals & assists, he is a two way center, & our soon to be Captain.

While both Players bring intangabiles & immediate short term impacts to the Rangers, you need to look past short term & I would Rather have Drury.

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You have to look beyond the raw stats and appreciate all else that he does off the ice and all the subtle and unnoticed things he does on the ice. Watching him closely the 2nd half of the year made truly appreciate him. The guy is a winner, plain and simple and I'm thrilled he's on our team and will be the captain.

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Chris Drury over Sean Avery absolutely. Drury brings more to the table on the ice than just scoring. His defensive abilities, PK, faceoff, and willingness to stand in front of the net are all things worth paying for.

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07-13-2008, 01:12 PM
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I'd easily take Drury over Avery and my stance on Avery is well known here...

Drury brings more to the table and is a BETTER hockey player...

I don't know why it's Drury or Avery?

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07-13-2008, 01:12 PM
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Overpaid, but brings a lot to the team besides points. I think he'll also rebound well this year and hopefully have wingers that work better with him. He never had wingers that complimented him well last year, I think.

While they're both overpaid, I think I could justify Drury being worth $3 mill more than Avery...

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FA market leads to tons of bad signing but that's just how things work.

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