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01-05-2014, 04:58 PM
Mr Atoz*
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Rangers Trading Players at Their Lowest Value

The impending De Zotto trade reminds all of us of the Rangers penchant to trade players when their value is at their lowest. I'm not even talking about all the insane trades for over the hill guys like the Rick Middleton for Ken Hodge travesty. I consider this more in line with trading Segei Zubov after he became a whipping boy when the Rangers forgot how to use him and he went on to regain his form and star status. Not that I'm putting Del Zotto in Zubov's class but I have a feeling that he will benefit from this trade and the Rangers won't.

There is a definite history with the Rangers of players that couldn't seem to play here yet were far better elsewhere. Alex Kovalev is another that comes to mind. Scores 25 goals here. Goes to Pittsburgh, scores 45, comes back here, does nothing, traded to Montreal (brought back the legendary Jozef Balej in return), scores 35 . Mark Savard, Doug Weight, Michael Rosival for.... Wojtek Wolski, Tyutin for Zeredev. The list seems endless. The notable exception to that was Gomez but if McDonagh didn't pan out all Higgins could do was sell hot dogs. Yes, we all understand that was a salary dump.... so we could sign Gaborik and then trade him for lesser players at his lowest value.... Oops!

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