Thread: Speculation: Looking Ahead: Our 2012 UFA/RFA's
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07-11-2011, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey View Post
And yet:

Dubinsky
Callahan
Stepan
Staal
Girardi
Sauer
McDonagh
Erixon
Anisimov
Lundqvist

5 of six (at least) defense positions are homegrown.

And every year more homegrown forwards are being plugged in.
And all excellent young players but what worries some folks is there's no Crosby's, Malkin's, Ovechkin's, Stamkos's or Kane's to be found in the lot. To satisfy them we'll either have to rip off some bottom feeders or tank to get the lottery picks to have any chance of getting the elite talent that they're pining for.

The Bruins just won the cup without a single elite forward in their lineup. They have some very good ones--Bergeron, Krejci, Lucic, Horton and a Seguin who may one day be an elite forward. They more or less got there with good goaltending, a solid defense, good depth throughout their lines including 3rd and 4th line physical players a little short in the talent dept. and hard work. They also stick up for each other. In some respects the Rangers present day model isn't very different from the Bruins only we might be younger and more talented and with a better future prospect pool--which isn't to say we're going to win the cup but I expect this team to become a legit contender in the near future.

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