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06-23-2011, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by kenjets36 View Post
In a vacuum ok. But why even bring up that scenario since its not the case? We don't live in a vacuum, injuries are a big part of this industry and Gaborik gets them very often - and usually very serious and debilitating ones.
What I meant by "in a vacuum" is talking about just those two players and nothing else, which is what you're talking about. My original point and everything else I said was about the players respective roles on the Rangers as currently constructed.

I'd still rather have Gaborik for this team than Richards.

The way I see this, the Flyers are setting themselves up to stay competitive in the East while preparing for a few years down the road. Carter and Richards were made more expendable by Briere, Giroux and JVR. Nodl is still an up and comer as well. Carter and Richards were also trade-able because of their contract structures. They're getting Schenn and whoever they take at #8 to help them for the future. Slight downgrade for this year for an assurance of better things in the future.

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