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04-12-2010, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by nyr7andcounting View Post
Yes, and that's about what we got anyway. It just wasn't terrible enough to benefit us in the long run.

As for the rest of your comment I agree completely. When you think about it, considering how the best prospects can literally turn a franchise around for the next decade, it's ridiculous that the worst teams are rewarded with those guys. But it's reality. I don't like the Pens any more than you but you have to admit it would greatly benefit the Rangers to suck enough to be able to draft a Crosby or Malkin and turn the franchise around. That's why I would have liked to see this team go in the opposite direction for the last few weeks.
The Rangers were in position to be terrible enough to draft Crosby; That was Sather's plan A after 2004: tank to get a shot at him. Unfortunately, that random lottery was one of the worst things I've ever seen happen to the franchise.

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