The Rangers lack of depth
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03-18-2013, 02:14 AM
The Wizard of Özil
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Long Island
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That, and Sather didn't do a good job re-signing our UFAs.
I don't understand the Nash trade at this point.
Sure, Nash for what was essentially Anisimov/Dubinsky and a 1st round pick seemed like a no brainer.
But why move pieces when you're already so close to the Stanley Cup? We were two wins away WITHOUT Nash. You wanted to add a super star goal scorer, but gave up significant depth in the process? Well how did we lose depth? Well, it was two players (two key players for us) who had excellent defensively, good for 30-40 points, and had good work ethic. AND we had to factor in a $7.8 million cap hit on a long term deal.
Disagree so much with this post.
Dubinsky did not become the 30 goal, 60 point player we envisioned and was vastly overpaid with 3 years remaining on his contract.
Anisimov was to be an RFA after this season with arbitration rights and was likely in line for a deal in the 3.5-4m range.
The 7.8 cap hit with Nash was a complete wash with the guys we already had on the books.
We have a cheaper, younger replacement for Dubinsky in JT Miller. He just needs a little time.
You have to make the Nash deal every day of the week. You don't have many opportunities to acquire star players in their prime. Where Sather failed was making other moves to replace our depth. We went into the year thinking Kreider was going to be able to play a prominent role and that didn't happen. We've been searching all season for some reliable depth forwards.
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