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02-21-2013, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Kwayry View Post
RoR is not a top C prospect.
Sure he is. He's not a John Tavares or Steven Stamkos, but he's probably comparable in quality, if he pans out as a 60-70 point player with excellent defense, to the top center on most teams in the league.

Probably better than Stepan.

The Rangers do not have a guy right now, either on the roster or in the system, who can be the #1 center if Richards is bought out. If they acquire ROR, they have that guy most likely.

Rangers have only 1 consistent 40 point dman under 25, his name is Michael Del Zotto.
So the question becomes, is it better to have a #1 center or a #4 defenseman who can score 40 points?

I'll take the top center every day of the week.

I'll prefer my top defenders to be good at defending. You can find a puck moving or offensive defenseman at the trade deadline like, every year. Finding a #1 center is much harder.

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