Early 2000's Super Team
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03-20-2011, 01:16 PM
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-A week prior to checking into rehab, Fleury was leading the league in points that one year. They were in first place in December or January one year and then Lindros, Nedved and Messier all got injured within a few weeks of each other and the wheels fell apart.
-If Bure doesn't get hurt (and that was a dirty knee on knee hit by Curtis Brown), the Rangers fortunes would have changed dramatically prior to the lockout. He was still phenomenal when that happened. If he stays healthy that year, and they trade for Kovalev, I believe they would have been a lethal duo and Kovalev would have been far more motivated.
-Messier put up points, but defensively he was terrible. Should have hung up his skates a lot earlier.
-The defense and goaltending, other than Leetch and Richter, was horrifying.
-Signing Holik was a horrible, horrible decision. He's not a horrible player, but he was all wrong for this team.
I remember that year, Bure scored on a one timer, while diving through the air to get himself in a position to get the shot off. The pass was 3 feet too far in front of him. To this day ive never seen anyone do that. Its too bad he had those injuries, because he had a tremendous work ethic and conditioning regimen. Who knows, his career may have been similar to Selanee's had he stayed healthy.
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