Trade Rumour Thread I: Post-Lockout Madness
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01-28-2013, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by
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Why? Those guys are longterm fixtures on the blueline that should come at a relatively cheap price for the next decade.
Gaborik will be 32 years old at the end of his deal in a year and a half. He has a history of injuries and is a player that, above anything, depends on his speed.
Im apprehensive to trade Gaborik before his deal is done,
but Im also very apprehensive about re-signing him.
That last point is why I would deal him in the off-season. (1) year left. 32 years old. He will get another 4-5 year deal from someone in need of scoring.
The Rangers need to recoup some assets at some point. When was the last time the Rangers traded a NHL player for any sort of prospect return? Dupuis for Bourret?
Gaborik is the Rangers best chance at bringing in some young, cheap, high-end talent that is necessary today. If the Rangers want to compete long-term and not just have a short-term window they need to maximize their assets whenever possible.
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