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04-29-2013, 10:29 AM
Just Be Nice
Join Date: Jun 2006
Moving Staal may be the best way to maximize asset value. It also may not be the best way to maximize Cup value.
The next two seasons are the Rangers main window where they still have young talent on ELCs/2nd contracts and can also have higher UFA deals on the books. Staal's value to the team over that window is significantly more than even a 5th/6th overall 18y/o kid.
Next 5 years? Yea I'd take the pick. 9x out of 10 in this scenario I'd take the pick actually. But in this instance I think Staal and his ability to contribute to the Rangers window is worth more.
Also, as RB pointed out, compared to the Pens the Rangers have a lot less leverage. Likely wouldn't even be able to get their pick this year. Would I trade Staal for McBain and a 2014 1st? No chance.
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