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06-07-2004, 09:08 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
The only team I seriously see entertaining a trade proposal would be Columbus. Washington and Pittsburgh are desperately short on talent (like the Rangers), Chicago has some reasonable prospects/young players, but is a bit short on defensive prospects (other than Babchuk) and Phoenix could use some depth too.
Columbus by contrast has a goalie: Leclaire....two potential super star forwards in Nash and Zherdev, and probably won't get a shot at Barker, which means they could trade down and still get Thelen.
So in summary, I don't see we have a shot at Malkin...probably could get our choice of Ladd, Tukkonen or Olesz if the Rangers wanted to trade up, but you probably are going to get a choice of at least one of those at 6 anyway.
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