Thread: Proposal: NYR and JETS
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03-11-2013, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by dashripdot View Post
The argument that the Jets wouldn't be interested simply because he's soon to be a UFA isn't valid. Since Gaborik has a NTC, if you assume he waives it (which he wouldn't to go to the Jets, but that's another argument), he would do so because he wanted to re-sign there. He's not trying to leave the NYR.
The argument isn't that the "Jets wouldn't be interested simply because he's soon to be a UFA", but rather is that the Jets wouldn't be interested in Gaborik to begin with.

Regarding your comments though, the Jets wouldn't be interested in re-signing a player that age to begin with, nor would the cost to the Jets justify the return. The Jets are a team building a young squad via the draft; they aren't giving up a pick for a player that old. Nor would they trade a young RFA such as Little or Wheeler for a player that old (and one that is seemingly injured 50% of the time at that).

The premise behind this trade proposal is completely flawed. The Jets are a team acquiring young and cheap assets while building at current. They are not on a cup run so it makes zero sense for them to trade for an old player on an expensive contract - while making their team softer at the same time. It makes no sense to the Jets whatsoever in fact.

No deal from Winnipeg - regardless of the cost.

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