The New York Rangers trade Vladimir Malakhov to Philly for Rick Kozak & '05 2nd
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03-08-2004, 01:18 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I disagree. A lot of those injuries were minor, but I can understand the need for another defensemen. If Clarke hadn't of dealt away so many defensemen.....then they would have had depth, though.....and would not have needed this trade. As it stands, they deal Weinrech for a (4th or 5th) and then acquire Malakhov to fill in some depth....
. If you look back at Clarke's trades, you will see he is dealing away players for picks.....b/c their is a glut at that position (Weinrich, Couinard, etc.)....then almost immeadiately afterwards, there are key injuries. Now that he has traded away his depth.....he trades for more depth.....Its like an unending cycle, and the only KEY for it is patience
I'm not knocking this trade, or some of his other moves he has made this year, but if he had shown a little bit more patience.....then the FLyers would be sitting with a bit more picks/prospects.
So basically, Clarke should have kept better 10th-12th defensemen around?
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