Thread: Confirmed with Link: Jason Arnott fails physical; Deal with NYR off
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01-28-2013, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
The Rangers traded 4 assets for Nash. Where are the assets coming from to make another significant trade? Let's not play the Neil Smith games where the Rangers traded multiple assets in 93-96 to win right now. They won in 1994 but it damaged the team for many years to come. Who is to say the Rangers with Amonte and Gartner would not have beaten Jersey? They handled them during the regular season and it was a struggle in the playoffs. They traded a #1 pick for Verbeek because they couldn't put the puck in the ocean. They lost Amonte and Gartner the previous spring. Then swapped 2 young players for Robitaille and Samuelsson. Then they swapped Norstrom for the ex-Oilers. There is salary cap now so its a different league but the Rangers still need the young and cheap assets if they want to be a good team in the future. Any major rental will come with a #1 pick and/or top young player price tag. Gaustad went for a #1 pick last February. The Rangers can't do that.
Significant trades are out of the question in my opinion.

Depth guys need to be targeted - preferably on 1 year deals.

The Rangers can afford to part with B-level prospects that dont have a likely future with the organization. Christian Thomas and a 3rd is probably the best package they'd be able to offer around the league. Something like that.

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