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02-21-2013, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Sticky Fingers View Post
Also known as "shiny new toy syndrome"
Psople said the same thing about Rick Nash. He's now their most dynamic and consistent forward thus far.

Sometimes it's actually about making a good trade and managing assets to maximize their value in making the team on the ice better. Some players are more valuable to this team as trading chips than pieces to the puzzle. In the end that's up to management to decide and for us to speculate. The downside to drafting well and having a homegrown roster is you can't keep everyone forever. People tend to forget this fact when the idea of trading away a good player is proposed. I'm just as happy if DelZotto is a 50pt defensemen here, or if he is a 50 pt player somewhere else but returned an equal or better player to NYR. That's good asset management which is just as important as drafting and developing those assets to begin with.

As far as depth needs for this team, it's a no-brainer. There is a much better chance they churn out another top 4 defensemen than there is they churn out a solid #1/2 C with Selke potential. Both players are at an age where you are pretty much knowing what you are going to get, aside from refining their games. They don't have to make this move, no, but they should if the price is right.

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