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04-09-2012, 11:39 PM
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New York has signed tons of bad FAs. And they were in better shape than we are now dude, don't kid yourself.
No no, he said a "guy like Parise" ("in the mould of"). Of all the players who have received Hart votes multiple times in their career and eventually been traded, how many of those teams ever regretted adding that player, no matter what point in their career they were at? I think that's where ChoseLa is going with that one. It's not just about "success" through FA in the broadest terms; it's about the kind and calibre of the player involved, too.
As such, the "recent" addition of Richards to the Rangers could very well be demonstrative of the potential effect adding a single player like Parise might have. You probably would have argued at the start of the season that giving that icetime to Dubinsky and Stepan instead would have been "better" (longterm/for their development/whatever) than giving it to a 30 year old Richards, but I doubt anyone in that organization would agree with you or even sit down to listen to your counter-points right now.
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