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caley 03-05-2013 07:10 PM

Gaborik Might Be Available
 
per Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts Column

Quote:

The Rangers do the Rick Nash trade 100 times out of 100, but that deal and other losses (Brandon Prust, Ruslan Fedotenko) robbed them of depth. The reason Gaborik might (and that's the key word: might) be available is the return could replace that depth. But the only way New York does anything with him is if the move really improves the team.
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/opin...hot-topic.html

I know this has been speculated on by some Rangers fans on their board, but this is the first time a reliable hockey media guy has speculated on it.

Xav 03-05-2013 07:14 PM

Maybe he can move into the house he bought in Vancouver :sarcasm:

Marlo Stanfield 03-05-2013 07:18 PM

If Spezza was healthy, I'd say Ottawa makes a run at him to pair with Spez on the 1st line.

Or to Colorado - maybe a basis of a Stastney+ for Gaborik+ type deal.

TheRollingPuck 03-05-2013 07:20 PM

Safe to assume that it won't be an Eastern team. I'd say Vancouver.

caley 03-05-2013 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marlo Stanfield (Post 61040001)
If Spezza was healthy, I'd say Ottawa makes a run at him to pair with Spez on the 1st line.

Maybe a basis of a Stastney+ for Gaborik+ type deal.

Sens are the kind of team who could use his goal-scoring and likely package up the depth players New York would be interested in and still have the prospect depth to replace them. Nashville is another, I think. The trick would be in convincing Gaborik to waive his NTC to join them.

Horvat2Virtanen 03-05-2013 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revelation (Post 61040231)
Safe to assume that it won't be an Eastern team. I'd say Vancouver.

No interest at all. No chance we'd be able to pay Gaborik 7.5 million next year without gutting any sort of depth we have. Vancouver would be the last team interested in Gaborik.

Predatorbill 03-05-2013 07:23 PM

Nashville really needs a scorer.

TheRightWay 03-05-2013 07:25 PM

He's not going anywhere. We're trying to win a cup. There's no trade, no matter how many stupid proposals people want to come up with, that makes sense AND improves the Rangers right now.

monster_bertuzzi 03-05-2013 07:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by King Canuck (Post 61040743)
No interest at all. No chance we'd be able to pay Gaborik 7.5 million next year without gutting any sort of depth we have. Vancouver would be the last team interested in Gaborik.

If we can unload Booth, I think we would be all over it.

Mayor Bee 03-05-2013 07:26 PM

To Columbus for the NYR 1st-rounder.

I like the way that would end up looking....Gaborik, Dubinsky, Anisimov, and Erixon for Rick Nash.;)

ChrisKreider20 03-05-2013 07:26 PM

Honestly the only star that I'd really be eager to trade is Richards. He has been flatout awful this year.

I think NYR should try and slowly transition between Richards & Gaborik to another duo.
It would likely involve trading Gaborik and buying out Richards who has a full NMC.

Vankiller Whale 03-05-2013 07:26 PM

Wait, so NYR actually want a quality for quantity proposal???

Raymond + Booth + Ballard:sarcasm:

Screw You Rick Nash 03-05-2013 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mayor Bee (Post 61041317)
To Columbus for the NYR 1st-rounder.

I like the way that would end up looking....Gaborik, Dubinsky, Anisimov, and Erixon for Rick Nash.;)

:laugh:

Has any team ever traded away and then traded back for their first round pick?

Eisen 03-05-2013 07:29 PM

That's idiotic. First they trade away their depth for Nash (what the quote in the OP said), and not half a season later they think they need to trade another scorer (basically a better version of Nash imo) for depth? I doubt it.

Andre Benoit Bawls 03-05-2013 07:30 PM

If the Sens go for Gaborik I suspect Smith would be going back. He's the kind of guy who NY would value more than many other teams.

duxfan8 03-05-2013 07:31 PM

Perry + 3rd for Gaborik + 1 million dollars withheld by NYR.

Mayor Bee 03-05-2013 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Parker McDonald (Post 61041481)
:laugh:

Has any team ever traded away and then traded back for their first round pick?

Technically speaking, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay did this with the four first-rounders from the Chris Gratton signing.

Drew311 03-05-2013 07:32 PM

NYR could use a gritty 2nd line centre.

Paranoid Android 03-05-2013 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Predatorbill (Post 61040883)
Nashville really needs a scorer.

Yeah Nashville needs to be all over this.

Problem is Nashville's biggest trade chips are defensemen, which NYR are fine at. Nashville does have some forward depth to spare though.

edit: just realized Gaborik only has 1 year left on his contract. Makes Nashville less interested.

ChrisKreider20 03-05-2013 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duxfan8 (Post 61042191)
Perry + 3rd for Gaborik + 1 million dollars withheld by NYR.

Perry for Gaborik straight up I'd do.

I don't want any salary games considering the strong potential of Perry jetting and the concentration of the NYR top players share of salary.

Gil Gunderson 03-05-2013 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marlo Stanfield (Post 61040001)
If Spezza was healthy, I'd say Ottawa makes a run at him to pair with Spez on the 1st line.

I imagine he'd cost quite and he has one more year on his contract. Don't know if I'd want that.

ProPAIN 03-05-2013 07:41 PM

Gaborik with Datsyuk. Beauty.

barrytrotzsneck 03-05-2013 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drew311 (Post 61042383)
NYR could use a gritty 2nd line centre.

Mike Fisher and some high picks\prospects interest you?

Fisher just extended for a few more years at 4.2, so you'll save some cash. He's been a good player for us, but he's playing above his role at the moment. I think placed back into a 2\3 role with some PP and PK time, he'd get back to the 20g/25a mark while bring leadership and grit.

BlamBlam 03-05-2013 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProPAIN (Post 61043759)
Gaborik with Datsyuk. Beauty.

The thought makes me cringe in fear.

ChrisKreider20 03-05-2013 07:42 PM

Gaborik would magical with the Sedins. Gaborik's game is all positioning and getting in lanes. Richards and Gaborik aren't great together bc neither thrive by puck possession. Playing with the Sedins would allow them to set up the play and Gaborik to finish it.


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