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Would you resign Drury?..at 1.5M/Yr

View Poll Results: Would you resign Drury when his contract expires?
Yes. He is worth it at 1.5M. 107 77.54%
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03-22-2010, 02:01 PM
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Would you resign Drury?..at 1.5M/Yr

The question is in the tittle. Drury's contract expires in two years. After which he is going to hit the free agency unless we resign him. I like him when you take away his absurd contract. Would you take him back on this team for a let's say 3yr/4.5m contract with an option for another year?

I would. I have a feeling he would resign for league minimum too after robbing this franchise. Is Drury that classy? I dont know...What are your thoughts?

I understand he would be filling a roster spot another young gun could hold but his ability on the PK and his leadership role could be important for such a young team.

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03-22-2010, 02:02 PM
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At 1.5 million I would do that without even hesitating. He's a great third line center. Unfortunately, he's being paid like a 1st line center.

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For that money? Sure

It'll be funny if he bolts back to Buffalo for the league minimum

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For that money? Sure

It'll be funny if he bolts back to Buffalo for the league minimum
I would seriously HATE him if he did that. He knows he isn't worth his contract. At one point he has to give back to this team.

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I would seriously HATE him if he did that. He knows he isn't worth his contract. At one point he has to give back to this team.
He's worth the contract because someone was willing to pay him that.

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He'll be kept when his contract expires, probably for around 3 million a season, I would guess.

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I would seriously HATE him if he did that. He knows he isn't worth his contract. At one point he has to give back to this team.
If your boss comes up to you tomorrow and tells you he thinks you've been payed too much for what you have done in recent years and wants to halve your salary to make up the difference, would you be willing to accept that? I seriously doubt it.

For all we know Drury might be worth about 1.5 million by that time. But if another team gives him something like 3 million I doubt he would stay here

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I would sign him today for about $3M. Two years from now, he'll be 35, at that point, I'd have to see, but at $1.5M? Sure.

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If your boss comes up to you tomorrow and tells you he thinks you've been payed too much for what you have done in recent years and wants to halve your salary to make up the difference, would you be willing to accept that? I seriously doubt it.

For all we know Drury might be worth about 1.5 million by that time. But if another team gives him something like 3 million I doubt he would stay here
The difference is I'm not classy like Drury is

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Yeah. Id market value him at around 2-2.5 million.

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03-22-2010, 02:30 PM
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No. And for several reasons--It's a Donald Brashear contract. Unless a player is special I wound not give a multi-year deal to a player who is past 35 because you're on the hook for it whether you send him to the minors or not--it's still going to count against your cap. Beyond that I think you have to cut ties with players who haven't worked out to your expectations and Drury has not met them IMO and also appears to be on the decline. He is a significant figure on a team that has failed and the question of the captaincy is there as well. Do you continue to let him wear the C as at best a third line center? I don't think so and I wouldn't be even tempted to turn it into an issue--he would just go. It's always good to put the past behind you but especially is good when the past stinks.

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Yeah. Id market value him at around 2-2.5 million.
he's becoming the "so ridiculously overpaid, he's underrated as a player" guy.

i'd say he's worth 3.25ish based on his overall play and credentials. dude is a gamer for sure.

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It would depend on how he rebounds from this past season....if he continues the downward spiral, I'd say "NO."

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03-22-2010, 02:35 PM
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To the "no" voters...

You wouldnt give Drury 1.5 mil for the same offensive production, plus a better PK ability than the Sean Avery that gets paid 1.9 mil from us?

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Sure, but only if the C comes off his sweater.

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To the "no" voters...

You wouldnt give Drury 1.5 mil for the same offensive production, plus a better PK ability than the Sean Avery that gets paid 1.9 mil from us?
I don't want Avery back either. There's no point to bringing Drury back. What does he add to the team that a younger player can't? Leadership? We have, or will have, other leaders on this team.

I agree with Eco. We are best off cutting ties when his contract is up.

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If he bounces back to 20 goals next season, I'd be very comfortable bringing him back for 2-3 million after that.

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Sure, but only if the C comes off his sweater.
yup and onto cally's sweater

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I kinda thought it would be more 50/50. My bad people lol. I thought a lot of people would be opposed to it because he takes a roster spot a young guy could hold and improve with.

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Hopefully he's dealt in the last year of his deal and we don't worry about resigning him.

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I kinda thought it would be more 50/50. My bad people lol. I thought a lot of people would be opposed to it because he takes a roster spot a young guy could hold and improve with.
It's hard to tell what the Roster is going to look like in a couple of years and to guess, who's ready and who's not. My guess is that the roster could look drastically different next year, if they don't make the POs.

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I voted no. My disdain for the guy is that great.

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Drury's skillset is a bargain at $1.5mil.

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I'd resign him for 2.5 mil. But I don't want him to be captain. Give it to Callahan.

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To the "no" voters...

You wouldnt give Drury 1.5 mil for the same offensive production, plus a better PK ability than the Sean Avery that gets paid 1.9 mil from us?
You're taking for granted that this season is just some kind of a glitch. I'm not. Drury is at least suppose to be a secondary scoring threat. With 12 games to go this year his point totals are about half of where he should be at. And he's tied for points with Avery of all people who regularly gets less ice time and less pwp time than Chris. What he'll be like two seasons from now when he's over 35 is something to think about and you cannot leave him as a captain if he's non-factor offensively--as in not leading the team on the ice. Maybe he'll rebound but I don't think so. For one thing I don't think the Rangers have enough offensive talent to help him. He cannot carry a line on his own. At his most effective in the past he's not necessarily been the best player on his line. My hunch is the older he gets the less effective he's going to be.

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I'd pay Drury $3.5 - $4 million. A great defensive center who can bring everything he can to the table while putting up 20g / 50pts is worth $3.5 - $4 million. People say this season represents what he is. Since his career, EVERY SINGLE SEASON OF HIS CAREER, says otherwise, I'm not convinced that he magically lost all "offensive" ability instantly. Especially when in each of his first two seasons here he put up ~ 25 goals / 55 points. He should have been signed for $3.5 to $4 million. Not $7.1 million. So at $1.5 million, I'd easily sign him.

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