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02-21-2013, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by NY Lito View Post
That is not it at all.

It's called maximizing assets in a salary cap world. Look through this thread and the last Trade Rumor Thread for explanation.
Originally Posted by Ailurophile View Post
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.
No, it's the HFboards GMs here that are just "maximizing their assets" not a professional organization. A professional organization that has made it a standard that they do not give into high salary demands of young players. $4-$5 million dollars is absolutely ****ing ridiculous for a 22 year old who has had just ONE great season, and that is pushing it in the 50-60 point range. I don't care what team he was on nor do I care about how people claim he would put up 70 points here on this rangers team. The guy is selfish, it is selfish demands....and the rumors about him complaining about not being made captain makes this even worse. The rangers have spent years building an identity, an identity that does not allow ego's into the locker room. We pushed Avery out the door, now we're going to bring in this immature kid who thinks he is owed things after just 3 years in the NHL? C'mon get your heads straight.

And what message does it send to the rest of the players in this organization when they have been signing guys to bridge contracts at lower cap hits? Disloyalty. I read the threads, I heard all your explanations that MDZ is expendable. I completely disagree. PMD are not floating around for grabs. If they were we wouldn't have struggled to find one over the past decade since Leetch. MDZ also signed a cheaper bridge contract for the rangers. He could've been paid more. So now we're going to trade him for RoR because we have to be in on every name available. Who's replacing MDZ? Gilroy? Barrie from the Avs? Yeah I don't think so.

Originally Posted by NikC View Post
Iginla would be a strong pick up for this team. A much more effective player than Doan would have. I'm not a big fan of rental players, and he costs too much $$$$.

I'm behind moving MDZ for ROR, but there has to be another defensman coming in at some point
Iginla would be the right pick up for this team. Absolutely would not be the "shiny new toy" because he'd be a RENTAL. The type of player he is fits the MOLD of this team. 35 years old UFA at the end of the season. He scores, he hits, he fights, he leads. Definitely could offer more than RoR which definitely costs you more in assets. Not to mention you still have players to sign in the following years in a SALARY CAP WORLD. All this talk about maximizing assets. Trading for Iginla as a rental as opposed to RoR saves you assets and money in a salary cap world.

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