Trade Rumor Thread Part VI: Gaborik for Peanuts
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03-12-2013, 03:49 PM
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Pierre LeBrun was saying Nonis is looking to trade for a top 4 RHD to a team that's looking for depth.
Now, I know if I were to ask you this last year it would have been an easy no, but has Girardi taken a step back? Would you be willing to trade him?
I saw some Rangers fans were saying they need a big shot for the PP so I thought Cody Franson would be perfect.
This season, Franson has been unbelievable offensively, and very solid on D. He's playing very sheltered and easy minutes, but is still impressive. His biggest knock was that he wasn't very physical before but now he's been lining people up along the boards a lot. If Franson isn't what you want, would you be interested in Gunnarsson? Very solid 2-way D, a little soft though. Probably a better D than Franson overall, but Franson is probably the ideal bottom pairing sheltered minutes PP D.
I think the biggest problem with the Rangers this year is depth, or lack thereof. Leafs have an abundance of forwards depending on what you're looking for...Is MacArthur the type of player you would want (pending UFA, back checks hard, can be physical, good along the boards and can score). I'd say MacArthur is the ideal 3rd line winger for you guys, he also can play both LW or RW. We also have Matt Frattin who is a scoring machine and relatively young. He's extremely strong and can hit like an animal, but doesn't have the same experience or all around game as MacArthur.
I think the Leafs would also be willing to move Grabovski, but his cap hit may be a tad high for you guys.
So would something like
something else of value
be something the Rangers would consider?
While I put Girardi + Stepan in deals, you notice it is usually only for top players. And if premium player not coming back, then overpay in very good players + assets required.
The short answer is no thank you, but as a courtesy to your OP, the only way that would be considered, IMO, is if
1. The centerpiece was Jake Gardiner
2. You either offer me insurance if Gardiner does not show full recovery soon from concussions, or offer me acceptable compensation additionally for taking the risk.
3. Would consider something like
Girardi + negligible
Gardiner, Franson, +
And while I have an open mind, the answer still is no at this point, IMO.
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