Eklund: Rangers Coach "Quietly" Pushing for a Big Trade to Change Culture?
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09-06-2013, 06:30 AM
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You are entitled to your own opinion, but not to your own facts. Dubinsky's production rate went up consistently every season but two (his second full season, where they moved him away from Jagr, and his last season here, where he clearly just had a down year).
Excepting those two, his production has steadily gone up (including last year, where he put up the highest production rate of his career).
People here didn't like him because he held out and because they expected him to be a goalscorer (which he never was). The team traded him because Columbus demanded him and they wanted Nash. That's all there is to it.
The Rangers had to send money back to Columbus in the trade. The Rangers couldn't absorb $7.8M without shedding a significant salary in the deal. Sather made that point on the day of the trade. The money in the trade was matched up including Anisimov and Erixon. Now Dubinsky and Anisimov have a combined cap hit of $7,483,333 with Anisimov signing a new contract.
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