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01-20-2012, 04:01 PM
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Dfence033
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
I'm not saying Brendan Bell is a reason to not take a flier on Bobby Sanguinetti. Not at all. You said we have no one in the system that's capable of providing Sanguinetti's offensive potential, even at the AHL level, and I provided you two examples of how that statement is patently untrue.

I'd much rather take a flier on a forward prospect in a similar situation, since a forward is an actual area of need. I get it, you think Sanguinetti is worth a shot...well, the majority of us do not. Is that really a surprise to you?

Not at all, I was about 90% certain that most response would involve some sort of disdain for the man who was selected in front of Giroux. I just don't see how the Rangers have anyone in the system who can do offensively what Sangs can. Bell is wonderful and all, but will never be an NHL-caliber puck-mover. Tim Erixon is acceptable-to-good offensively, but will likely never be a 45-55 point offensive defenseman/PPQB. Sangs is 23 years old and shown that his offense is legit through multiple years in the AHL, Jan Erixon, for all we know, is in a hot-streak offensively. Maybe even Sangs can teach our defensive prospects how to play offense. The only thing keeping him out of the NHL has been his defensive lapses with the Rangers, and a loaded offensive-defenseman system in Carolina.

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