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.
Originally Posted by HockeyStickHomicide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...