More cap room = a new D-Man?
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10-05-2011, 08:49 AM
DROP THE PUCK
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shipping off a unique asset for a redundant one is bad asset management. especially when our resource pool has several of such assets in the pipeline. when Gunnarson is our 7th d-man, he'll have little value in a trade. Not to mention that his actual value is undefined.
I don't feel Thomas is that unique.
It doesn't have to be Gunnarsson, but a legit top 4 caliber defenseman. We need one, now. No one knows when Staal will return.
Erixon isn't ready. McIlrath is a couple years away. Valentenko, Kundratek, Parlett... none of them are ready.
Thomas wont be ready next year, or the year after that.
Kreider WILL be ready next year. Fasth could be ready as well. Miller the following year.
The Rangers can afford the one-two years for those guys.
Wait 3+ years for Thomas to be physically ready for the NHL, or they can turn that asset into a piece that can help them now and in the future.
For every Tyler Ennis there are hundreds of Dawes. Thomas' chances of being Ennis, let alone his dad are slim.
This team needs a top 4 caliber defenseman now.
Thomas packaged to a team not in contention, could possibly bring back an impact player.
I don't see how that would hurt us at all in the future.
Like I said, Kreider, Miller, and Fasth are not only better overall hockey players but they're also closer to NHL ready.
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