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01-26-2013, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Look, the dynamic has changed - the Rangers are somewhere they havent been in 20 years, in the Stanley Cup conversation early in a season. So, while its warm and fuzzy to talk about the upside of Stepan, Kreider, etc, the reality is its much more important to evaluate what they can give this team right now.

Lundqvist, Nash, Richards, Gaborik, and a strong top 4 defense corp are the major reasons this team seems poised to compete. Those first 4 guys will likely be gone or declining by the time Stepan and Kreider hit their peak.

The window is open right now, so excuse me if the "hes young and he will be fine" excuse doesnt work for me this season.
So then what would you rather do? Trade him for a vet?

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