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Sather will look to improve Rangers at deadline
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02-16-2010, 12:39 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2005
[QUOTE=HockeyBasedNYC;23939738]Lets get something straight here. ITS NOT ABOUT TANKING. Jesus christ thats all i hear around here. Tanking is benching everyone and letting in goals on purpose to lose games. ASSESSING your team correctly is what the seller camp is talking about. Of course you want to keep a winning attitude and culture. You have a lot of rookies on this squad that are still learning, bring up Grachev and Sangs, let them experience the NHL a little more - will that hurt the future?[QUOTE]
Thank you. Very well said.
Wanting a culture change and a larger emphasis on youth, not to mention a chance to let them gain NHL experience and a shot at drafting a top talent, isn't defeatism.
It's crazy to think the Rangers fans on these very boards who have no problem showing their disdain for that premise this season were the same guys who were hooting and hollering with glee when Sather unloaded the entire roster for draft picks and prospects in 2004.
That being said, it's still fun to say the word "tank" but it is often overused and misunderstood.
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