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01-28-2013, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
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.
Look at the Devils, i hate them, but look at the players they have lost over the years, and they always manage to continue being a competitive/winning team.

Stevens, Niedermayer, Rafalski, Gomez, Gionta, Langenbrunner, Sykora, Parise... soon Brodeur.

They just keep rolling along.

At some point the Rangers need to take some cues.

Trading Gaborik in June could help keep the Rangers competitive for the long haul, rather than just looking at the immediate.

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