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07-03-2008, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluenote13 View Post
How does it help us? Zherdev? We used assets to aquire him, Jessiman not being one of them.

Look at it anyway ya like, fact is we couldve had one of Getzlaf, Parise, Wolski on top of trading for Zman. Sather took a stab at bigtime project when we had nobody in the system, it was a lousy time to go after a wildcard.

Not to mention if we had that player from '03 we might not have spent alot of loot on free agents. We can go on and on like this, not gonna solve anything, so all i have left is Ya know, to class up the joint
If the Rangers had picked up quality players in the 1998 draft (Gomez, Rozsival) or the 1994 draft (Drury) or the 1996 draft (Redden), or most of the other drafts....

Which is always what makes the 2003 draft argument so comical. It used to be "look at the standings", "look at the roster", "look at the farm system", "look at how old the team is"... Now those are said with a different connotation so its "look at how we failed in the 1st round of the 2003 draft. If anything its the biggest compliment to Sather that people need to look at a round in a draft a half decade ago to find something to cling to and complain about, regardless of how great the players were that we could have drafted.

I've always said this team has had much, much bigger failures, more specifically the entire late 90's, where the current "core" of our veterans should have come from.

We seem to be doing decent only getting Dawes out of the 2003 draft. Maybe struggling teams like Detroit (they currently have no one from the 2003 draft in the NHL) can follow our model of success.

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