You have not explained a thing. The Rangers are not in the position that the Sens were in. They do not NEED to trade anyone? They are not over a barrel. Buchnevich is not going UFA like Stone was. So for the 20th time, what does the trade profile look like? Why do you keep running from this question? Seriously? You are going to beat your chest over this one deal in which the scenarios are still not the same no matter how hard you try to white wash this? THIS is your example of something COULD happening? Ok. It COULD happen. And Smith can score 10 goals in tomorrow's game. That COULD happen as well. Going RFA and going UFA are two different things. Having the ability to resign a player (that the Rangers do) or not having such ability (Ottawa did not) makes for a world of difference. The 'Send heading into a rebuild and not having the cash to resign their own player is not the same thing as the Rangers heading into playoff contention with plenty of money to resign whomever they feel like are two different situations. There is nothing remotely similar about them. It doesn't happen. Discovering ONE or TWO occurrences in which the situations are not at all the same, does not a strong case make. You have been banging the drum for one off season, two trading deadlines and two drafts that this was going to happen. And NOTHING happened. What is truly pathetic is that you coming up with what you did as evidence of likelihood. Have at it, I guess. Does not change the fact that such items really do not occur otherswise you would have a laundry list of examples. You do not. Hope your EA sports is has a long enough battery to keep your fantasies alive. Playoff teams do not trade away top liners for unproven prospects. Learn it. Love it. Live it.