Found February 07, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy takes a look at the most expensive defenses in the NHL with the Flyers leading the way with a $24.027 million cap hit this season.Conversely, despite having one of the best defenses in the NHL, the Rangers are at the bottom of the league in money invested in their blueline..."Look at the New York Rangers (second in the NHL in GAA) and the Boston Bruins (fourth). New York has the League's most expensive goalie tandem ($7.963 million) but a defense with a cap hit of $10.8 million. The Bruins have $6.25 million invested between the pipes and $16.995 million on the blue line. The Rangers had Dan Girardi vying for the Norris Trophy that Zdeno Chara might win."...when 2/3 of your defense is either young talent or journeymen you can see why the Rangers defensive payroll is so low. More proof that you don't have to spend money to make your team better. Just ask Buffalo....this should change the next couple of years when players like McD, Sauer ...
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