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10-09-2010, 04:52 PM
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You think the top teams are talking about their young players this making them a much better team this year? Maybe a guy here or there like JVR. Hell, even Montreal is really only talking about Subban and Price. There are plenty of teams who say the same thing, but in talking about the Rangers, I don't see how you could say it's not the plan. This team's entire 2nd line, which is usually the line relied on for secondary scoring, is made up of this youth they're counting on to progress. Their first powerplay unit has two young defensemen they need improvement from manning the points. This is not out of necessity. They could have bid on the services of Lombardi, Torres, Martin etc. The front office made a grand total of 4 outside roster additions this offseason. Half of them are not going to play every night (Eminger and Boogaard). One of them outplayed just about everyone in camp (Fedotenko).
It isn't just talk when actions or willful inactions bear out the statements.
Look around HF Bopards if you don't believe me. Almost every fan base, with the encouragement of management, is talking up the future improvement of their youth.
This idea that it is unique to the Rangers because Torts and the Village Idiot are saying it is absurd and non-factual.
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