: Larry Brooks:
Brooks Orpik wanted to be a Ranger
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12-02-2009, 11:41 PM
Two Pucks, One Cup
Join Date: Dec 2005
Let's get something straight: speculation from larry Brooks weighs 10000 tons more than speculation from disgruntled rangers fans on message boards.
Larry is given free reign at the Post and tells it like it is. He writes for one of a handful of papers in the country who allow their writers to editorialize as beat writers, who IMO are generally sterile and redundant.
I'm not saying Larry is a great writer, but you can tell he understands the team better than any beat writer since Frank Brown or Barry Meisel.
Larry has had egg on his face before (Holik and Kaspar signings), but in the end he is one of the few guys who hold this team and organization accountable through good times and mostly bad.
As for Orpik, we all know it was a no-brainer because he was coming off a monster postseason in 2008.
To this day, the re-signing of Roszival after it was determined Straka and Jagr werent coming back is clouded in mystery and misery.
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