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01-27-2005, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Balej20
Ok first look at who we have...

Poti, Tyutin, Kondratiev, Rachunek, Kaspar

Now our system...

1. Fedor Tjutin 8.5A
2. Maxim Kondratiev 7.0B
3. Thomas Pock 7.0B
4. David Liffiton 6.5B
5. Jake Taylor 6.5B
6. Bryce Lampman 6.0B
7. Ivan Baranka 6.0C
8. Nathan Guenin 5.5C
9. Corey Potter 5.0C
13. Philippe Furrer 4.0C

Every single one of those guys is a projected NHL player, some of which are projected to be good to great players. I think we're stacked.
Projections are just that. I would like to see these guys dominate in the AHL before I bestow future NHLer on them. Anyone can be an NHLer (especially with the lack of depth the Rangers have had) but I'm looking for guys who will be solid, good NHLers. Right now I see Tyutin as that (and maybe Kondratiev). I'm not ready to proclaim Pock, Lampman, Nycholat and Co. future NHLers.

A decent showing in the AHL is nice but its the AHL. LaBarbera was the MVP last year and he looked overmatched in the NHL. It's a huge step and a huge difference between the two leagues.

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