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The New York Rangers Go All In With Keith Yandle Trade

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

That sound you just heard was Glen Sather pushing all of the chips into the middle of the table.

Realistically, the New York Rangers have about a 15-month window to get the veteran general manager a sixth Stanley Cup following a whopper of a deal Sunday to land Keith Yandle.

After falling three wins short of a championship last spring, the Rangers doubled down by parting with 19-year-old prospect Anthony Duclair, 24-year-old defenceman John Moore, a 2015 second-round pick and a 2016 first-round pick in Sunday’s blockbuster.

Arizona retained half of Yandle’s salary and added defenceman Chris Summers and a 2016 fourth-round pick, but this deal was all about the now for the Rangers.

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I remember years ago when the Red Wings loaded up at the deadline and everyone I talked to said your club just bought themselves a Stanley Cup….....well I’m not sure of the year but it did not happen that year.  Nothing is a sure bet in the parity NHL these days.  To win a Stanley Cup and we saw it when the Wings won was very hard work, raising your level of play each series, superb goaltending and a lot of LUCK.  And I’ll add a new one that has popped up recently…. IMPARTIAL OFFICIATING calling penalties and goals correctly.  I’m at the point where a 3rd referee is sitting in the video truck, calling and overruling the eggheads on the ice.

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 03/01/15 at 10:27 PM ET

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