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01-09-2014, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Off Sides View Post
I will add I think we have already seen where they are leaning, if they were going to retool with youth even if it meant a couple down years, not sure they sign Lundqvist or trade for Carcillo.
I don't think the Lundqvist deal is related to anything. If they were blowing it up and prepping for a 5 or 6 year rebuild, then sure, they might deal Lundqvist. However, he has his deal and therefore he isn't going anywhere. The risk was that if the Rangers deliberately stepped back this year he could then refuse to sign and leave for nothing at the end of the season. That's no longer an option.

Carcillo is a minor roster addition. Teams need gritty players regardless of if they're competing or rebuilding. You don't want your kids getting pushed around anymore than you want your stars to be pushed around.

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