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06-24-2011, 03:18 AM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Elmira NY
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We just did that with Horak+2+2 and before that with Sanguinetti for 2+6. I don't think the team is ready for more youth-for-age trades. We are not developed enough yet for that. You do that for your last needed asset, not to acquire the 3-4 additional assets the team needs.
Plus, those of us who were around for all the disastrous trades of Weight, Amonte, Marchant, 1995 first rounder, Norstrom, Karpovtsev, Zubov and Nedved for veterans still have a bitter taste in our mouth.
Many may have forgetten those years and what they eventually led to from 1998 to 2004, and many may not even be old enough to remember those days.
But youth-for-age never leads to good results. Just look at Toronto.
Stay the course, draft good players and acquire them in trades. Hopefully in a couple of years, the team will be close enough to contend where one or two youth-for-age trades may make sense.
Amonte helped bring Larmer to the Rangers. No Larmer--probably no cup. He was an integral part of that team and in the semi-finals and finals Larmer settled Kovalev down. He was his conscience almost--yapping at him all the time about his positioning.
Weight as well went for Tikkanen--another integral part of that team and of the next few seasons--one of which the Rangers made another run to the semi-finals before injuries decimated us.
Karpovtsev was not a big loss. He was a bottom pairing defensemen with mobility issues although he had a hell of a shot.
Zubov hurt--that was an ill concieved deal. Ditto for Norstrom--in terms of value we got nothing but **** back.
Nedved--well was Nedved. Really good some years--mediocre some others and he could be soft.
Marchant?--good player but I mean what was the big deal moving him?
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