Originally written July 09, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
When the New York Rangers made an unexpected decision to trade promising prospect Christian Thomas to the Montreal Canadiens in return for Danny Kristo many were perplexed. It was not an ostensibly poor move, but rather an interesting one; it's not often you see teams swapping well-regarded prospects without there being some sort of "catch" or circumstance that makes a trade foreshadowed, in sorts. A player requesting a trade, maybe. Or a blatant need for a change in scenery. That was not the case here, but rather two teams seemingly viewing the other team's prospect as the better value. In sum, it's a trade that Gordie Clark and the New York Rangers are making based on pure instinct. So lets look back at recent history and evaluate just how good Clark and the rest of the scouting staff has done with more notable trades involving prospects.     January 6th, 2006: Rangers Trade Maxim Kondratiev To Mighty Ducks For Petr Sykora And 4th Round Pick ...
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