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Son of Steinbrenner 06-17-2004 12:49 PM

overage draft eligible players
 
are there any MEN that are playing in european leagues that you draft experts would want the rangers to draft?

Bluenote13 06-17-2004 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Son of Steinbrenner
are there any MEN that are playing in european leagues that you draft experts would want the rangers to draft?


I've only read about them and none of them seem to standout.
Always better to use later round picks on these kind of players.

Prucha73 06-17-2004 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Son of Steinbrenner
are there any MEN that are playing in european leagues that you draft experts would want the rangers to draft?

yeah, I also want to know. I think Niklas Backstrom and Janne Niskala could be pretty good, especially with the 9th rounder.

speeds 06-17-2004 03:52 PM

not an overage Euro, but how about re-entries, any that might be of interest to the Rangers?

I'm thinking Brent would be a good pick in the 2nd round.

Bluenote13 06-17-2004 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by speeds
not an overage Euro, but how about re-entries, any that might be of interest to the Rangers?

I'm thinking Brent would be a good pick in the 2nd round.

I'd rather take a player who has higher upside in round 2, even if Brent projects to be a good 3rd/4th liner.

Bird Law 06-17-2004 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Bluenote13
I'd rather take a player who has higher upside in round 2, even if Brent projects to be a good 3rd/4th liner.

Hell, take Vagner in the 5th or 6th maybe.

Blueshirt13 06-17-2004 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Bluenote13
I'd rather take a player who has higher upside in round 2, even if Brent projects to be a good 3rd/4th liner.

Being that we are in a rebuild and our system has a ton of 3rd-4th liners, I would rather take a younger project guy with a ton of upside but its either boom or bust, than take a 27-28 year old from Europe who comes in to fill a role. The Wild did a god job their expansion year in drafter older Europeans in the later rounds to fill an immediate role for them while in the earlier rounds took on projects and high end talent to develop a good base for later years.

speeds 06-17-2004 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Bluenote13
I'd rather take a player who has higher upside in round 2, even if Brent projects to be a good 3rd/4th liner.

well, his upside is probably, best case, higher than that, but if NYRkeeps all 5 seconds he wouldn't be a bad alternative, IMO, a guy you can send straight to the AHL and you're pretty sure you'll get a good contributor.

Bluenote13 06-17-2004 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by speeds
well, his upside is probably, best case, higher than that, but if NYRkeeps all 5 seconds he wouldn't be a bad alternative, IMO, a guy you can send straight to the AHL and you're pretty sure you'll get a good contributor.

True. But, I think we have a few guys like him in the system - Helminen, D.Moore, Betts, etc. - no need to go to that route again so early in the draft.

speeds 06-18-2004 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Bluenote13
True. But, I think we have a few guys like him in the system - Helminen, D.Moore, Betts, etc. - no need to go to that route again so early in the draft.

just my opinion, but too many character players isn't a problem, especially in New york.

Blueshirt13 06-18-2004 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by speeds
just my opinion, but too many character players isn't a problem, especially in New york.

I think we have a lot of guys whose ceiling is 3rd or 4th liners. What we lack are top two line potential and top 3 defensemen. With the later picks, I'd rather go for guys who have serious question marks around them but their upside might be a second line forward or 3rd defensemen but are a few years away from it.


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