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07-08-2004, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 1337
When you say "adding a piece of the puzzle" you make it sound as if you think I mean Kariya will make us a Cup team. Not the case at all.

I think that you're right about him being a sitting duck in a non-physical environment, but if we let a young team be non-physical and soft, then you might as well forget it. Just default the season, and trade away all your wussy prospects.

The Rangers team next year will be slow, awkward at best. The only thing they *can* bring to the game is a good, hard check. We have 1 player who's supposed to be able to score, but Jagr hasn't dominated in scoring in quite some time now.

I don't like Kariya for 30 goals a year. I like his speed, the way he sees the ice, and what he does with his opportunities. I think he at least gives us a chance to hold our heads up while we let younger guys come into the fold. He helps us in the PK department which is in sore need of work, and only makes the PP more reliable. I just think he's the kind of player that can turn L's into W's and at least help this team get to 30+ wins.
It's a moot point because, if you believe the organization, they are not going to do anything dramatic in terms of salary and player transactions that is going to disrupt this rebuilding process. That means no high profile names like Kariya or Selanne or whoever. And that's a good thing.

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