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10-02-2010, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by HockeyBurd View Post
The answer to what? This team has virtually no talent. It's going to be starving for Prospal's production by the time he is ready to come back. If he will come back at all. By the deadline they're probably going to be looking at any and every trade to overpay just to get a guy that has only ever dreamed of producing as much as Prospal can.

You got this all wrong. An injury to Prospal doesn't open up a spot for a young player. It opens up a need that management will look to fill sooner or later.
I think you are correct. Every team needs a mix of veterans, young players and prospects just breaking into the NHL. Prospal has been a useful player for the Rangers and losing him for any length of time--or having him hobbled by his injury even if he can play--is going to increase pressure on management to find a solid replacement for him.

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