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05-10-2011, 05:21 PM
White Plains Batman
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I have to say this every two months and remind people that it's different regimes who have been drafting.

End of the Smith Era=Smith, Rockstrom, and some guy named Brodeur
Maloney and Renney had a big impact in many of the 02-05 picks.

Gordie, Gorton, Luchenko, Hedberg, and a little Graves have been the regime since 2006.

Del Z is far from a bust. Him and Carlson haven't had that much of a playoff impact for either team in their young careers. Maybe one day in the near future Del Z's PP ability helps to win a series; it sure would've against the Caps.

I'm a big fan of the work Gordie has done with finding Anisimov, Stepan, Kreider, Thomas, Horak, Hagelin, etc.

McLIrath we shall see.

Cherry was just a sad situation, rest in peace buddy.

The Rangers haven't been perfect in the draft but no team is and since 2004 the drafting went from a D- to about a B now. Maybe Krieder, Thomas, Grachev and a darkhorse like Yogan who had 3 points for the Whale after missing nearly all of the year and being unfairly put in his coach's doghouse move this up to a B+/A-.

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