Bure Trade Revisited
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02-11-2005, 01:03 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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If they intend to rebuild,then why is Jagr here?
Becuase with his contract, he is undtradeable.
"Remember what we got Jagr for? Carter, Anson Carter. I would make that trade even if the rest of my team are all AHL-ers. Whether we are rebuilding or cup-contending, Jagr is always > Carter."
There are several things wrong with that statement. The Rangers are a rebuilding team. Rebuilding teams have no need for Jagr. The Caps are also a rebuilding team. They turned Carter into a promising, young forward. The Caps were smart and the Rangers stupid. Rebuilding teams need promising young players, not Jagr.
"As for Bure... I love the guy, and I was very excited about the trade when it happened. The potential reward of having Bure even at 50% for what we've given up was plenty to be excited about."
What potential reward? The Rangers were not a playoff team before Bure, during Bure and after Bure. What reward? The chips traded could have been used in other ways. And the draft pick that was lost is lost permanently.
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