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12-23-2011, 11:54 AM
chip chipperson*
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Originally Posted by pld459666 View Post
Jagr's presence and his reg. season success pretty much forced Sather to try to sign guys that could support Jagr.

The fact is that we are 3 years further into our developement curve and quite possibly a true contender if Sather would have started the process sooner.

No one is blaming Jagr for the mistake signings, they are blaming his presence for the reasoning behind such decisions.

Jagr not on the Rangers, we pick top 5 for at least 2-3 years. Imagine where we are today (5, 6 and 7 years later) if we were able to select some of those guys then?
i've never heard this point before, not just with jagr but for any player. i've never heard fans wish they're star player didn't help get them into the playoffs for a better draft pick. especially since we drafted pretty well anyway. 05 :staal, sauer, 06: sanguinetti, anisimov, 07: chereponov, 08: del zotto and stepan. 1 of those guys didn't work out and one of them died. the draft argument doesn't make sense. the 03 draft is the one to ***** about.

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