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04-17-2013, 05:36 PM
Nac Mac Feegle
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Originally Posted by beastly115 View Post
Kind of going off this thought, but this is why I find swapping out Dubinsky and Anisimov for Brassard and Dorsett to be a lateral move at best. There's just something about homegrown players you can't get through a trade. Can't put my finger on it but I've found home grown players typically work out better for the Rangers.
Homegrown players tend to work out better for every team.

So many people just look at stats. There's so much more to sports than stats. When you grow and develop both as a player and a person with a team, you simply have more to give to that team and community. It's easier to give that second, third, forth effort.

That's why deadline trades and mercenary deals rarely work. Playing for money or a contract is one thing, but there's nothing more powerful than playing with heart. That's why you have to really be careful when dealing guys you've drafted and groomed. Having a homegrown core is invaluable for a team.

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