Rangers will be getting more Tommy Grants and Zuccarellos
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04-02-2012, 01:12 PM
Join Date: May 2007
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We don't need to move up. We can continue to find solid contributors at the end of the first round and in the second. Sure, they won't be elite offensive forces, but they can be every day players. We can keep adding the top line talent via UFA or trades to compliment the core. The plan is working quite nicely.
Maybe, maybe not. About 70% of the players drafted at the end of the first round turn into nothing. They are more likely to play in the ECHL than the NHL, believe it or not (though the AHL is the most likely future for them).
Personally, I would swing for the fences. Draft someone like Christian Thomas who will either be a very good top-6 player or a dud.
Between Yogan, Fogarty, McColgan, Lindberg and Bourque, we have enough prospects with bottom-6 potential, not to mention guys like Anisimov, Boyle, Prust who are already in the NHL. Even J.T. Miller is just as likely to play on the third line as on the second.
Getting another kid like Thomas could
do a lot more for the franchise than getting a slightly better version of Yogan. My ultimate scenario is to trade down and get two picks, using one on a kid like Thomas and another on a kid like Yogan. It would allow us to have both a high-risk, high-return small guy, and a big guy with a decent chance to help our bottom-6.
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