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Old 05-31-2006, 04:46 PM   #4234
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Originally Posted by Breck Bronc
I wonder how this will affect Blake and the other big name FA defenseman. McCabe isn't in Blake's league even though they're different ages and I'd much rather have Chara or Redden than McCabe.
Apparently there is a report that the Rangers will throw $8 million per year at Chara

I worry more about the length of the contract moreso then the cash. If Blake isn't resigned, there are other options. Toronto will have more then $15 million committed to three players, plus they have to worry about replacing Belfour. With McCabe staying in Toronto, that's one less team fighting for some of the other high end UFA blue liners.
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