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10-16-2010, 11:45 AM
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They've been introducing more rookies post-lockout. And because they're not constantly bringing in a bunch of big name free agent veterans every summer, there are spots open in camp for the rookies to compete for because they're not blocked by expensive vets who are basically guaranteed positions.

But Moore was given a chance and made the team, so kudos to him. With the signing of Cullen (a better player) that summer, he was made expendable. Just like Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Toronto, Buffalo, Florida and Montreal found him to be. He might be on his way to Mike Sillinger territory (another player who was better than Moore), but if he stays in the league good for him.

I believe the Rangers are one of the younger teams in the league. They have changed their ways. There were problems developing players before the lockout, whether it was not giving them an opportunity to make the team or in some cases rushing them too soon. Other young players just weren't any good to begin with. But I think they've done a fine job with this current group of Dubinsky, Callahan, Staal, etc.

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