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06-09-2011, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by McRanger View Post
It is in Vancouver. Have you ever talked to a 'Nuck fan about him? Not exactly loved in that city.

So Messier got a nice big fat contract and shat the bed. He gets his money, but probably won't be very popular there, ever. Fair trade, no?
The difference is that Messier played like **** when he came back here, too. And he kept playing. And kept playing. And kept playing. Even when it was painfully clear he did more harm than good, and that the franchise desperately needed to move on and in a different direction, he was still here. He just wouldn't go away.

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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
That's fine, so Drury's reputation will be tainted in the eyes of part of the Rangers fan base. You can't please everyone all the time.

10 years from now, when most people look back at Chris Drury, they'll remember a strong two-way player known as one of the better leaders of his time. And one of the top American players of his time. A guy that was a three-time Olympian, played in three Hockey World Cups, a World Junior Championship, a Calder Trophy, A Hobey Baker winner, BU's all-time goals leader. And one of the more clutch players over his career.
Don't forget one of the better penalty killers and defensive forwards, a paradigm of positioning, stickchecking and scoring dirty goals around the net on the PP, absolutely eating up loose pucks and rebounds, of the last 20-30 years.

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Originally Posted by MSG the place to be View Post
Lets blame Sather for signing him to the contract. How could Sather overvalue him so terribly. Sather's UFA evaluations suck.

Meanwhile people here still think Drury would make a good bottom 6 forward!!!!!!

Can't make it up.
Every team in the league would jump at the chance at having Drury on their team, assuming the price was reasonable, they could afford it, and they didn't already have a guy who was more or less his equal.

That makes for a lot of possible destinations. I would love Chris Drury on my team, where he would still be an asset as a 4th line player, and probably could still contribute on a well-oiled PP unit, a chance he never received once Johnny Cakes took over.

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