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04-12-2011, 03:11 PM
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There are so many impatient people around here. If a guy does't go straight from the draft to the all star game, he's a bust. How about this for an idea? The Rangers are in a position that they don't NEED MDZ to contribute right now. They've hit the jackpot on a number of blueliners this year. So now they can actually let MDZ play bigtime minutes in all situations in Hartford and he can become a well rounded NHL player instead of a one dimensional PP specialist. How many of you guys were ready to pully the plug on Sauer? He played three full seasons in HFD. Now what do we have? Oh, wait... a... good, solid... homegrown... NHL defenseman? Say it isn't so!!! See how that works? When a guy isn't pressured into playing a role he's not ready for, he can actually learn the game at a pace he's comfortable with, and when he gets the call to the big time, he's ready. Had Sauer/McDonagh not worked out so well, he would undoubtably still be up here, challenging for the league's worst +/-. But we have the luxury of letting him mature, but you guys want to run him out on a rail.

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