2011-2012 Rangers - Lineup
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04-26-2011, 04:07 PM
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I'm a little tired of the "YOU DONT TRADE GABORIK WHEN HIS VALUE IS AT AN ALL TIME LOW!" spiel.
How do you geniuses know that his value isn't higher right now than it will be in another year? If he has another season like this one, or worse, then what? Do we keep him for 2 more years because his value is at an all-time low! Gotta keep those players! Love low-value players! Awesome plan. If you can get the right return for him, you trade him. Yes, he carried our offense last year (a year we MISSED the playoffs), and he also was nowhere to be found down the stretch and in the playoffs, and singlehandedly lost us game 4. He's not a warrior I'm eager to go to battle with in the playoffs, even if he scores 50 goals next year. For the right return, you absolutely trade him. He's become a textbook perimeter player. He's soft and he's easily shut down.
Not commenting on if we should move him or not -- I am sure that he has a lot of value.
I mean, I am sure you could find 10 teams who would love to get him. From like Columbus to Florida to Edmonton to Montreal to Toronto to Nashville to Dallas (if they loose Richards) and so on. I mean, if there is 1 or 2 or 3 big names availble every summer, you know a team like Edmonton never will be able to get them. They might match a offer, but the star would always go elsewhere.
I am also sure that we could get like a very good looking kid, a player and a pick for him -- but is that what we need? We have depth. We have kids who will become like top 2-3 line players. We need that player with a little extra. We need that player who can electrifye a PP. We need that player who can step up when a game is on the line.
Maybe Slats can pull of a monster deal -- Id love that.
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