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04-04-2013, 11:35 AM
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Here's how I look at it.

Torts was playing Gaborik on the LW, it wasn't working. Gabby was not going to supplant Nash who is more impactful on a game to game basis even when he's not putting up points or Callahan. When Gabby isn't scoiring, he's damn near invisible.

The Rangers needed a few things desperately. Grit at the forward position, be that top 6 or bottom 6. They needed an offensively capable 3rd line center and they needed a steady defenceman that will round out the three pairs when Staal gets back.

They addressed the grit with Clowe who can play a top 6 role and Dorsett who can play a bottom 6 role.

They addressed the 3rd line center with Brassard. While not as good defensvely, he's worlds better for that spot than Boyle is.

They addressed defence with Moore as well.

All they gave up off the main roster was Gaborik.

That's a good deadline day.

The picks are not going to negatively impact anything the Rangers do over the next 3+ years so their loss is marginal at best.

I know that this is a Hockeys FUTURE message board, but the truth is that the loss of those picks will not harm the Rangers long term.

The Rangers today, are deeper and tougher to play against.

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