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02-17-2009, 11:15 AM
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I see your point. I love Cally, Mara, Zherdev, etc. Seeing Drury, Gomez, and Redden on the ice actually makes me angry. I literally pay money and tons of hours to have these 3 piss me off and make me angry all night. The Rangers have a lot of players that I like, but between Redden, Drury, Gomez, and the system we play.... I am either bored or angry. If I wasnt a true "good" Rangers fan I wouldnt be angry at all.
The thing about the Rangers in 98-04 was that there was hope... Every off season there was a swirl of trades/free agent signings that at the very least would give you some hope that something would change. But as all Ranger fans have learned over the years... overpaid UFAs are a complete waste...
Like I said in other posts. The problem with this team is that its HOPELESS. We dont know the exact number, but the Salary cap will be going down next year. And probably the next. If all our players were currently on long term contracts we still could not keep this roster together. I pray we keep Mara, but he is owed a raise. Same with Staal, Zherdev, and Dubinsky.
Unless there is some miracle trade, we will be worse next year then we will be this year. And probably even worse the following years.
Maybe some of you fans can just sit there and watch this team and feel no emotion. But there are many fans like me that get angry and pissed off watching this team. And to call those people "bad fans" because they would rather spend time with their families or do something constructive is absolutely ridiculous.
I understand, but at the same time, why kill yourself thinking about whats going to happen years from now? It just not worth it in my opinion. Look no further than last offseason. Noone could have predicted the current roster would look like this, for better or for worse. All Im saying is a lot of things can change in a short amount of time. Not saying it would be easy, but if this team can clear one big contract (Gomez, Drury, or preferably Redden's), and sign someone that can actually make an offensive impact, I think they can be a force to be reckoned with. It also doesnt help that our #1 offensive prospect dropped dead a couple of months ago.
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