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09-30-2004, 04:49 PM
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the Rangers do lack that Kovalchuk, and even Ovechkin-type prospect, but what they do have is a lot of depth. A lot of players in a lot of positions who can make-up a team (yeah, I said team). It doesn't look like a Stanley Cup contender in the making, but it at least may be a young, competitive team in the near future.
No doubt our prospect depth is the main strength for this franchise. Still a team does need some high end 1st line/d-pair talent on it. Even with the way the NHL is being played and superstars being pushed to the back-burner. I'm not looking for flashy players necassarily but just offensively productive ones. We should hopefully aquire them in the next few drafts.
The one thing I am happy about is the character of players the rangers have drafted/traded for/picked up in the last couple of years. You hear alot of adjectives like heart, hardwork, determination and leadership, thrown around when describing these prospects. That is what I'm looking forward to the most as none of those words could describe the Rangers for some time now. I'll always take a group of over-achievers.
They don't have that type of prospect offensively, but they could well have it in terms of goaltending. I personally prefer that the Rangers build depth from the goal out...it's the most important part of hockey...
No doubt Fish, I was anything but dissapointed when they chose Montoya and I'll take nothing away from how important goaltending is. We definitely have the advantage in organizational depth over most of teams surrounding us. Still I'm reserved in my enthusiasm regarding our G prospects since one is still recovering from a major injury and the others haven't even sniffed the NHL yet.
Oh and Larry my 2 year old niece plays a mean game of Tiddlywinks...
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