"You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away and know when to run."
Kenny Rogers delivered this philosophical outlook on life nearly 35 years ago in his classic song, "The Gambler."
The Blueshirts backliner had a cap hit of $1,087,500 in 2012, which was the last year of his entry-level deal.
Now, its negotiation time.
Not good enough for the player, who wants to get a substantial raise.
The Rangers want him to get substantially serious.
But could this also just be posturing on the side of Rangers management?
Will the gap between Del Zotto's camp and Rangers management allow another team to step in and sign him?
Should the Rangers settle this thing and come to terms with No. 4?
Read on to find out what I think about the situation.
All salaries listed in this article courtesy of capgeek.com