Thread: Neil Smith POVS
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04-12-2011, 04:22 AM
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Nobody knows how things would have unfolded, but the Rangers,would have had the talent to win the Cup just on the pre-Smith drafting without his trades.

The 1992 playoff failure is normal growing pains. Quebec got eliminated by the Rangers, then win multiple Cups, so did the Debbie. Detroit choked then won multiple Cups.

Almost every Cup winner chokes before winning. There was no reason to freak out and trade so much taken for role players.

If Smith did nothing all his tenure, my bet is that the Rangers win more than with his trades. This is true even if we assume that he drafts nobody useful after 1992. With guys like Award drafted and kept, the team would have been great.

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