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02-21-2012, 09:26 AM
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All things considered, you have to understand where Sather is coming from. He has a team that has a real shot at winning the stanley cup this year. It is not as if the team is sitting in 4th or 5th and there's no reason to go all in when you have more youth pumping through the pipes. They are in 1st place and have beaten pretty much everyone this year especially their main two threats, Boston and Philly. But if you look past that, come playoff time Philly and Boston could very well be the 2nd and 3rd round opponents. The playoffs are a different atmosphere and you;d be going up against two teams that can score goals, one of which has a solid goaltender and defense (Boston). Boston has 190+ goals for this season while Philly has 180+. The Rangers sit at just 161. I'm not as worried about Philly because they can give up their fair share of goals. But Boston is the one that worries you, or Sather and staff at least. And then to even take it a step further Detroit and Vancouver both have 190+ goals for as well while both having good numbers for goals against because they too have good goaltending and defensemen (though Luongo tends to choke).

I think that is why you see Sather heavily considering Nash. Who knows, you might not be back here next year. You can't just throw away a perfect opportunity to win a championship just because of the possibility you may be here again next year with the likes of Kreider and the possibility someone else becomes available in free agency or through trade to complete the roster.

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