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11-15-2003, 04:27 PM
Evil Sather
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Originally Posted by nyr4life5186
If you call 4th line duty with goons a real shot, then I really dont know what to say that has not been said before to change your mind.

If its so rare for a young player to step into the lineup and play great (which Lundmark has done when given the odd chance here or there), why has every team in the league except the Rangers been able to develop at least some sort of youth over the last 10 years? And dont tell me its poor drafting because we all know the draft is just a crapshoot. From Kloucek, to Malhotra, to Lundmark, its the same old story over and over and over again. Young players always get the shaft here because free agent veterans are given jobs, not brought in to earn them.
AMEN! Remember in the dying days of 99-00, Neil finally saw the light and started playing the kids? Johnsson-Kloucek getting 22 minutes a night? Mike friggin Mottau getting schooled by Jagr, but hey, its Jagr. Smrek making some decent plays on defense. York forechecking, Hlavac version 1 scoring goals with a great wrist shot and underrated board work... then Super Genius comes aboard and back down to hell we go. Hell even Jurassic Mark looked rejuvenated playing with Saint Manny and Dvorak and we were saying FINALLY we have a second line! Whoops, sorry, hi Glen *kaboom*.

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