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03-15-2004, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Kubina_Fan
What I'm questioning is why you'd bother playing youngsters that aren't highly skilled or even acceptable to play at an NHL level over veterans that are quite capable of playing at the top.
Several things to point out. First of all if by youngsters who are "that aren't highly skilled or even acceptable to play" you mean the current prospects that are playing, you are entitled to your opinion. But how are the Rangers going to ever find out if these players have anything if they are constantly playing the likes of Messier and Hlvac? What is the point of playing Messier top minutes at this point?

"I'm quite sure that Messier also provides a huge leadership and teaching role within the team"

You are obviously not a fan of this team. Messier has been an embarassment of a captain. The only thing he leads is is missed practices. His vaunted leadership skills were very much a reflection of the team's play.

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