Thread: Larry Brooks: Eight Steps To Fix Flunking Rangers
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04-13-2010, 06:40 AM
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Not to get hung up on the word 'core' but Avery is part of the core and he's not going anywhere anyway because there are few if any teams that would take him. Even so he seems to be a real presence in the locker room--he just needs to be better on the ice next year. We could say the same about Drury--who's very expensive and whose production dropped a lot this year. He finished well but for long stretches of season he was missing. Ditto Rozsival and Girardi.

From what I understand the reason the Rangers are trying to get McDonagh out of college one year early is because they think he might be ready for the NHL right now. He seems to be the kind of player who will fit in as a stay at home. A good skater and passer--he's big and already appears filled out. He seems to like the physical game. Rather than Volchenkov--we might be better off saving the money and working in our own players.

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