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01-07-2012, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Pizza View Post
A quote from the recent Craig Custance article. I think Messier summed it up nicely:

The Rangers benefit from cultivating homegrown talent, the kind that tends to find an extra gear when things get tight. "If you can get a group of young players who have come through the system together and learn the game, learn how to be a pro all together and that are the focus and nucleus of the team, it's a huge advantage," Messier said. "Huge advantage."

Again, this was the direction set after the '03 - '04 season. Things got side tracked unfortunately, but when Torts came aboard the tiller was set straight again. It's taken too damn long, but the original plan is finally coming together.

Who demanded and taught them how to be pros? JOHN TORTORELLA!

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