How Should Rangers Approach The Balance of 2009-10 Season
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12-31-2009, 05:03 PM
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Nothing to stress over? While I agree that draft picks are always a crap shoot, can you honestly say you would trade Derek Stepan for a couple months of Antropov this year? Because that's potentially what we gave up for 3 extra games at MSG last season. Stockpiling picks is one thing...managing assets is another. We were not 1 or 2 pieces away from going the distance and everyone had to know that...thus it was terrible asset management.
I see your point. We weren't winning the cup last season anyway so why potentially hurt the future. But I see the reward outweighing the risk. Plus having a guy like Stepan in the system who has steadily improved since getting drafted, makes picks more expendable, IMO.
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