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03-05-2013, 08:43 PM
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All things considered the Gaborik contract was a slam dunk. He was hardly ever injured and has potted a ton of goals. that being said, there are better fits than him.
I would only trade him for the right return. An example would be if we could acquire Corey Perry. The result is we get a guy (who hopefully will resign with us - let's face it, its the Rangers, everyone wants to play in NY
) who can put up goals like Gaborik and also fits in the system better, and is younger.
I would also be very proactive on the Richards front. I think the best best would be to either do one of two actions:
1) Buyout Richards and sign Getzlaf this offseason.
2) Buyout Richards and take a stab at the 14' class with Malkin and have a contingency set up.
Point is he has to be the target of the compliance buyout, by 2014.
Those acquisitions of Simmonds and Voracek are looking like incredibly good moves for the Flyers... I would trade Gaborik if we could acquire a player of similar value (to Simmonds/Voracek) in return. Gaborik is not a good fit for the Rangers come the post-season, that's for sure.
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