After the initial shock, I love this trade. Love Brassard, huge fan of Moore from watching him in Kitchener, and Dorsett is a great 4th liner. Gaborik has not lived up to what we needed from him. This trade also pretty much guarantees that Torts is here to stay, since these are all Torts guys.
You mean scoring over 100 goals as a New York Ranger?
You can't be serious. He has one bad year after surgery, and you dump him for 4th liners and call that a good trade. People are truly diluting themselves into believing this trade helped us.
Wasn't a major reason we struggled in playoffs last year was because we needed one more offensive threat?? We got Nash to be that guy that can push us over the edge, and now we traded away the guy that consistently scored more goals than Nash each season. This trade just doesn't make sense to me.
I'm blown away that Slats and Gorton actually shook up the team this much. Blown away.
However, there is a LOT of upside in this deal. Moore has 2nd pairing upside. Phenomenal skater who can really move the puck. Brassard has been coveted by the Rangers for a while now. Great vision and skill, he's just fallen into a rut in Columbus. If he can get himself back on track, he's a potential #2 center who fits in very nicely behind Stepan.
Dorsett will be a fan favorite after his first game here. Dude is a warrior and brings the same kind of game Prust did.
You can't lump the Nash deal in with this one and say "Oh we traded x, y and z for 1 2 and 3! This sucks!" It doesn't work like that. Gaborik's value was as low as it's been for a while. This was a very good return. It's unfortunate we didn't get a first round pick back, but it is what it is.
Clear disconnect between Torts and Gabby. Gabby wanted to be gone, now he is. I think he was handled the wrong way, and I think it was Torts' fault.
Further proof that Torts has some pretty solid job security here.
Gaborik needed to be moved because the Rangers needed to clear that space, I'd have preferred it be done at the draft and for at the least a 1st rounder, oh well.
How on earth was he handled the wrong way? He had the two best years of his entire career under Torts. This season, his shot has been weaker than ever and he's shown his trademark first-step maybe a dozen times, all of which lacked the game breaking speed he used to show. Torts is not to blame for his two most dangerous skills fading.