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02-01-2009, 04:14 PM
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See the thing that stinks is that people say that teams like the Capitals, Blackhawks & Penguins built up from within. The problem is that while the Rangers sucked for 7 years, they only had 1 top 5 pick during that time (Brendl, which they traded up for) and the player ended up being a complete bust.

The Rangers never sucked enough and even if they got top 10 picks during that time Malholtra, Lundmark (traded Marc Savard for him), traded 1st rounder in 2000 for Brendl, Blackburn, Jessiman #12, No first rounder in 02 (Bure trade), & Montoya. All either busted or didn't work out.

Korpikoski was a late 1st round pick, and I don't see him being more than a 2nd liner.

It wasn't until Marc Staal in 2005, where they finally started drafting well in the first round.

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