Trade Rumor Thread Part VI: Gaborik for Peanuts
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03-13-2013, 07:46 PM
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I am not sure about that because their window is closing. Once Spezza and Alfie retire, it will be a while before they become serious contenders.
Think about it this way, would you trade Erixon, Dubi and Anisimov for a chance at a game breaker like Nash? The answer is yes, whether Erixon and Anisimov are good/cheap or not.
Gabby is seen as a game breaker, consistent 40 goal scorer that can be deadly in the right system. Ottawa's system would seem to fit him.
Gabby would have 1+ years to play there. If he is allowed to play his style with a center that can feed him the puck and thrives, with a PMD like KArlsson behind him, there is no reason why he would not resign.
It would feel like heaven compared to the Torts gulag
What are you talking about? Spezza is 29. Ottawa is building for the future, we're not a contender. Alfie is 40 and not part of the long term plans. Ottawa fans are resigned to the fact he probably will not win a cup here.
Trading away young blue chip prospects who will be part of the team for the next decade for a 31 year old with one more season on his contract makes zero sense.
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