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01-04-2012, 03:42 PM
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I know you specifically weren't, but that's my point. So many people are becoming so ridiculously enamored with the idea of the home-growns that are producing, that they are making assertions that the Rangers are better off not even looking at Parise if he comes available, if it means having to ship out one of a Dubinsky-level player, because Dubinsky is a home-grown. If you get the opportunity to make a dramatic upgrade, while getting an in-their-prime top player at their position, which just happens to be the most glaring need on the current team, you do it, even if it ultimately costs one of the home-growns. The difference between a Dubinsky and a Kulemin/Patches/etc level player isn't enough to justify forcing Dubs out of a roster spot, but the difference between Dubinsky and Parise most definitely is, especially knowing that Dubinsky could bring in some good, cheap pieces or picks. It's not as if the Rangers would be giving these players up for nothing.
I don't think the problem is shipping out Dubinsky. Its the fact that the additional money that it would take to sign Parise over and above Dubinsky's contract is money that is needed to sign guys like Stepan, Del Zotto, Anisimov, etc...
It is one thing to ship out Dubinsky if it wouldn't have any impact on signing any of our other younger players. I would be all for that considering how good Parise is.
Moving one player wouldn't be that big of a deal. However, if it means having to ship out Dubinsky, Stepan and Anisimov or Del Zotto for capspace to sign Parise then I'm not for that. Chemistry and being a close knit group goes a long way. Adding skill is always important and any chance to upgrade a teams skill at minimal cost is almost always a smart move.
But to dismantle this team
that is growing together for Parise is not something I would do and in my opinion is what would be required.
I feel like this is such an appropriate quote for these boards...
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience"-Mark Twain
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