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03-06-2012, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Keenan played 8-9 forwards and 4 D. He had a very short bench.

Messier wanted Zubov out? Soupy Campbell thought Zubov was soft. He disappeared in the finals. He was scared of the VAN forwards like Momesso who wanted to plaster him to the wall. Ranger management was pissed at Zubov because he had wrist surgery in 95. They wanted him to play with the pain but he didn't. They came close to trading him to Quebec for Mike Ricci at the 95 deadline. His shot was never the same after the wrist injury.
He refused to shoot the puck.

Graves hurt his back in game 4 against Jersey. Was never the same player. The light never went on for Koavlev in NY. Larmer retired after the lockout year. Matteau was a side of beef.

Richter was 28. Leetch and Graves were 26. Zubov was 24. Kovelev was 21. Injuries and bad play made the Rangers a one trick pony.

Smith had to swap a #1 pick for Verbeek just to make the playoffs in 95.
I really didn't mind that trade. Verbeek played well for this team. We should haev given him the same money he got from Dallas. I believe the deal was 10 million over 3 years. Maybe 9 million.

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