Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 7/12/12
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It's a slow day in NYR news, and NHL news overall, and I've gotten into a debate with several Rangers fans on Twitter over what a team should/would be willing to part with in a trade to improve itself.Obviously, you want to trade from an area of strength to improve the team's weakness i.e sacrificing an abundance of defense for some scoring. It's the lay of the land to execute a trade, you need to part with something of value to get something of value. Not every sports executive is Bob Gainey.The debate centers around Shea Weber, superstar defenseman of the Nashville Predators. If he doesn't sign a new deal with the team, Nashville will be forced to explore trade options or risk losing him to free agency next season. Weber, 26, is a bruising 6'4'' 234 lb defenseman, with the deadliest right-handed shot in the game today and the ability to score goals from the back line (19 in 2011-12, including 10 PPGs)A package for Weber would realisticlly be greater than one for Rick Nash or Bobby...
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