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06-07-2009, 10:24 PM
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That's why fans in small markets need to not make comments on the Rangers. Seriously.

The New York Rangers print money. They were heavy in the black when the payroll was around $90M and the tickets were 50% lower than they are now. Just because your team in Nashville or Phoenix or Columbus or wherever you are doesn't have the bank to sit an overpaid contract where the salary cap can't find it doesn't mean the James Dolan, Cablevision, and the New York Rangers can't do just that.

The Rangers sell out damn near every game, if not every game, even at ticket prices higher than 95% of the league. New York, and essentially Boston and Philadelphia, are different sports markets than the majority. With the rabid fanbases and corporate presences, the flow of money doesnt stop. Does the economy have an effect? Sure. That's why the Yankees couldn't sell $2625 seats, but they are selling the $1250's just fine. Welcome to sports in New York.

If James Dolan wanted to park Wade Redden in the AHL and just pay him to play in Hartford, he could withstand 5x his contract and not blink an eye, because he'll make his money regardless and if it leads the Rangers deeper into the playoffs because the salary cap could be used to bring in another player, then it will more than offset.

Bottom line: If you really think that the Rangers "can't afford" to do this, you're sadly mistaken. Talk to Allan Houston and Stephon Marbury, even Darius Kasparitis, about how James Dolan and Cablevision feel about salary caps and how they can be circumvented.

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My favorite team is Colorado. Owner Stan Kroenke is a multi-billionaire.

It has nothing to do with afford. It has to do with want. Where did I say he couldn't afford it?

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My favorite team is Colorado. Owner Stan Kroenke is a multi-billionaire.
Doesn't mean he's spending it on the Avalanche. He might need to spend it on public relations after Vince McMahon had his way with him through the media.

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It has nothing to do with afford. It has to do with want. Where did I say he couldn't afford it?
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And yeah, I'm sure the Rangers owner has 6.5 million dollars to piss away on a guy riding the bus in the AHL.

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Doesn't mean he's spending it on the Avalanche. He might need to spend it on public relations after Vince McMahon had his way with him through the media.



See quote below.
Emphasis on piss away. How happy would you be if your idiot GM came up to you and asked you if it would be okay if you put Redden in the minors, essentially pissing away 6.5 million on nothing?

Probably not thrilled.

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Emphasis on piss away. How happy would you be if your idiot GM came up to you and asked you if it would be okay if you put Redden in the minors, essentially pissing away 6.5 million on nothing?

Probably not thrilled.
You don't know Dolan.

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Emphasis on piss away. How happy would you be if your idiot GM came up to you and asked you if it would be okay if you put Redden in the minors, essentially pissing away 6.5 million on nothing?

Probably not thrilled.
Cablevision sports ownership operates their expenses kinda like the Federal Government. If they need more money, they'll just raise your taxes (or in this case, the price of tickets, beer, pretzels, and oxygen).

In all reality, it might just stoke Dolan's ego just to say "You know what, I've got so much dirty, filthy cash that I can pay some schmuck $6.5 million to go play in front of 14 people in the minor leagues, cause I'm Jim $%*#ing Dolan."

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Emphasis on piss away. How happy would you be if your idiot GM came up to you and asked you if it would be okay if you put Redden in the minors, essentially pissing away 6.5 million on nothing?

Probably not thrilled.
We're hoping it gets him fired.

It's obvious we're not happy with a lot of the decisions Sather has made. Nobody here has a problem admitting we have numerous overpaid, under-performing players.

We spend time contemplating different scenarios that could alleviate some of the problems we have as a franchise.

For the most part, I think we have a good understanding of who is, and who isn't movable. Drury+Redden will not be traded. Gomez+Rozsival, can, and probably will before the end of their contracts.

Based on the random things you have said in this thread, as well as other threads, it's clear you do not like this team. Your hatred for us, has affected your logic. I can't recall another person saying something like
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Dubinsky is garbage. A 40 point scorer who takes a ton of dumb penalties.
Put the 12 year old remarks aside. It may be fitting on other forums, but not this one.

Sather most likely has numerous options he can choose from if he wants to clear salary. And as long as Lundqvist is healthy, and we continue developing quality NHL players like Staal, Girardi, Dubinsky, Callahan, and eventually Korpikoski, Anisimov, Grachev, Sang's, Del Zotto,etc, we'll remain a pretty competitive franchise.

If you think otherwise, fine. You should know though, that some of the keener eyes here on hfboards who are fans of our rivals, have been able to put-away their differences and extended some credit, where it's due. Basically, they didn't lie to themselves and make up phony claims that shows their blatant ignorance.

You can probably learn a thing or two from them.

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