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06-24-2008, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Edge View Post
I think to some extent, the Rangers are at a point where they have to take some swings at offensive guys.

These aren't the safe picks or guys who will be third line players in time. In some cases they are either offensive players or they aren't.

Del Zotto won't make it as a defensive defenseman if his offense fails. Same with Stepan and Grachev. But to some extent this team has to roll the dice a little and see if they can get some players who can score at a higher pace at the NHL level. It's a higher risk, higher reward like system.

If two of the top three picks can make it, we'll have done very well for ourselves. Years from now we'll either say "Wow we got some point contributers out of that draft" or we'll say "Wow, we got one guy out of the draft...ouch."
I'm kinda thinking it'll be a one guy draft. Of course i'm saying this just days after the draft though

You don't think Stepan was a Darin Olver type pick? Thin, slick offensive player who can kill penalties....

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