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01-28-2013, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Lion Hound View Post
This is thinking a little far ahead as its not till June, however I wonder if Sather has any plan to try and get back into the first round in this years draft.
My gut tells me that Gaborik is traded at or before the DRAFT (thanks RGY) to re-acquire a 1st round pick in this draft coming up.

Cap will be at or close to 64 million with some very KEY RFA's to bring back.

assuming the cap is 64 million. the Rangers will have approx. 11 million to re-sign those guys and bring in other needed scoring/defence.

Can we do it without moving Gaborik? Probably. But it will be TIGHT.

Moving Gabby at the deadling with a full year under his belt can get us a very solid 1st rounder (anwhere between 10-20) a solid prospect and a roster player. Especially if he posts anothe pro-rated 40 goal season. That would make it 3 in 4 years with the Rangers that Gaborik would have scored 40 goals. That makes for a very attractive player out on the market.

I get the whole "if he's that good, we should keep him" argument. It has a ton of merit. But I subscribe to the theory that we should never lose an asset for nothing.

His walk year is also the year that Callahan, Lundqvist and Girardi also come up on UFA in addition to a slew of others not to mention that both Kreider and MDZ will be RFA's (MDZ WILL GET PAID).

Like I said, it's a gut feeling, but one that is logically thought out.

going to be a very interesting 2013 for the Rangers...for sure.

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