Trade Rumour Thread I: Post-Lockout Madness
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01-28-2013, 12:15 PM
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Before the season started, with uncertainty of what his shoulder would be like, and it's fair to doubt his health because of his past, it was fair to talk about trading him.
But he has come out of the gate here like gangbusters. He hasn't ever looked this good while with the Rangers, and he had an outstanding season overall last year. Poor playoffs, but understandable because of injury (which is the issue with him).
After the season, it will be an issue because of the cap and our impending free agents that are part of the core.
In June if Gaborik can bring back a top-half first-round pick, and maybe a little extra...you'd have to think hard about it.
I sure wouldn't
You have maybe a half dozen wingers in the NHL with Gaborik's ability. You don't trade that even for a first overall pick, if your team is in a win-now mode.
There was a rumor about the Kings offering Brown+ for Gaborik a while back. That was about the only one that interested me and I highly doubt the offer is still on the table now.
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