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08-21-2012, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by CM Lundqvist View Post
Amonte scored about 70 goals in his first 2 seasons, he would have been fine with this team.

I have a feeling Weight and Savard would have been great players either way.

Zubov had a career year in 94 with 89 points. Him and Leetch were arguably the best power play tandem ever.
The Rangers knew what they were trading in Weight but felt it was worth it to finally win a cup. Savard was a flawed prospect who ended up maximizing his skills (injuries aside). Zubov was alot like Karlsson and should have been kept. However, getting Samuelsson and Robitaille wasn't bad value. I wouldn't have traded Zubov but it wasn't terrible at the time.

As for Amonte, the Rangers knew he could score but they felt he was a defensive liability who disappeared for stretches and was worth dealing for two pieces who were tougher and better defensively.

Bottom line, we won in '94 and that can never be taken away. Whatever it took to get that cup it was worth it. Trading Zubov and Norstrom in the years following wasn't that smart.

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