Thread: Prospect Info: Rangers farm still disrespected
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12-19-2008, 11:11 PM
Jaromir Jagr
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You're pretty negative.

It's a combined problem.

1) Bad drafting. Simply put. Last few years we've come up with a handful of good picks, and almost none in the first round (obviously most notable is Jessiman and the fact that he's the only player that never made it to the NHL as part of our organization from that draft.)

2) And the fact that we've never been bad enough to warrant getting a top 10 pick lately, which is usually where those top six forwards and top four defensemen that you're seeking are at. That's just the way it is. I hope we'll never be that bad so that we are forced to pick in the top five. Look at the Islanders right now. The Thrashers. The Lightning. Could you imagine being a fan of those teams? (No offense to them - but they'd have to admit it sucks).

Honestly, this board would blow up if we were that bad. NYR has too big of a fan base to deal with that ****. Therefore, we'll never be picking in the top ten probably, and thus won't have those big name prospects that would make us have a great farm system, which is obviously what you want.

The consensus: tough luck.

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