Thread: Rumor: Trade Rumor Thread XIII
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01-24-2014, 10:58 AM
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The Rangers moved Gaborik last April which wasn't the typical Ranger move. They traded DZ for a cost effective player. Del Zotto wasn't traded for a washed Milan Michalek or some other old player on the last year of his contract. He wasn't packaged with another player for a big name with a big contract. Adrian Dater reported the Rangers wanted a #1 pick for Del Zotto. Gorton was part of the management team in Boston which traded Brad Stuart to Calgary for Ference and Kobasew in 2007. The Bruins tried to sign Stuart who was going to be a group III. Boston traded the player. Ference was a key part of their next 6 plus years. The Bruins weren't very good in 06-07 but Ference was a key player for them. Why can't the Rangers acquire a signed player as part of the deal for their rental? That player will part of the team for a while instead of losing the other player in free agnecy for nothing. You can see Gorton's influence in the Gaborik trade and DZ trade.

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