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03-14-2004, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by nyr4life5186
I would list the Rangers' top 20 like this...

1. Tyutin
2. Jessiman
3. Umberger
4. Balej
5. Kondratiev
6. Murray
7. Lundqvist
8. D. Moore
9. Immonen
10. Lampman
11. Liffiton
12. Dawes
13. Baranka
14. Helminen
15. Giroux
16. G. Moore
17. Prucha
18. Taylor
19. Jonasen
20. Kozak

And thats not counting Blackburn, who's still only 20 years old and will hopefully stay in Hartford for at least a year or two.

Overall, theres ALOT of depth in the farm, but not alot of top-end talent. Jessiman is probably the one with the highest potential, but he's very raw. Nobody knows whether he's gonna be another Bertuzzi or another Chad Kilger. Tyutin should be a solid #2 defenseman down the road. Other than that, I dont see anything more than 2nd line forwards or 2nd/3rd pairing defensemen (not saying theres anything wrong with that). Thats why Sather really needs to take advantage of his picks these upcoming two drafts and get a stud. This franchise is dying for a young budding superstar to create some buzz in the team, like Kovalchuk and Heatley have done for Atlanta.
No Lee Falardeau???? You right about Sather taking advantage of his picks. With three #1 in the next two years, he HAS to get "A" type prospects. I could see him moving Poti in a deal to either improve one of those picks, or to possibly add another one. If Sather gets three studs, such as a #1 center, a #1 d-man, and a top line winger, then the whole organization looks SO much stronger.

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