Top 5 Ranger Assets Most Likely to Be Traded
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06-21-2010, 09:11 AM
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1) Gilroy. For a whole host of reasons. He didn't do well last year, we have a glut of defensive prospects, his contract is up at the end of this year, he's only one year away from a bidding war where half the league was after him. I will be truly surprised if he is a Ranger next year.
2) The #10 pick. With everyone talking trade and with so many interesting players out there, there are any number of scenarios where the Rangers would trade up or down.
3) Sanguinetti. This is kind of an either/or with Gilroy as I don't see both of them moving, but a) they're somewhat redundant players and b) it's time for Sangs to step up to the NHL - so if Gilroy doesn't go, then I'm almost positive that Sangs will. Personally, I'd much rather keep Sangs, but it comes down to the front office's evaluation of its own players and of course what the trade market is for each.
4) Dubinsky. Everybody seems to want him. He's our best trading asset. In the event that we make a move for a significant player, particularly a forward, there's a good chance he's in the deal.
5) Rozsival. I actually think that the team wants to keep him - his play is back to top form and I believe he's now earning his contract. However, he does earn a lot of money and the $10MM in cap dollars vs. $7MM in real dollars over the next two years could be very tempting to a team looking to save costs.
I think you're really only talking about Gilroy and Sanguinetti - and I don't know that either one is going to bring back a game-changer.
#10 pick - With the early depth of this draft, the #10 pick is uber-valuable and the Rangers could likely get an impact player at 10. I don't see them moving the pick.
Dubinsky - With his development, I don't see the Rangers trading him. He's heart and soul and he'll be a top 6, gritty forward for them...and if they didn't want to trade him for Heatley, who would they trade him for?
Rozy - and you might as well throw in Girardi in this conversation as well - not easy to trade either one because they play big minutes. They were #2 and #3 in total icetime on the Rangers with over 1,750 minutes (over 200 minutes more than the next player). They both can play on the PP and the PK and that kind of versatility is also key. If either one goes, then you have to bring in another minute-muncher on D because you can't expect Redden, DZ or Gilroy to make up the minutes.
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