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04-02-2012, 08:10 PM
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People said the same thing in 2009 when Dubinsky, Dawes, Callahan, Staal and Korpedo were all regulars, Montoya was traded and Cherapanov passed.

We were left with AA, Sauer and Sangs in Hartford, with MDZ and Gilroy on the way. People made fun of the Stepan pick because he said he liked tap dancing or high school musical or something. The rest of Hartford were 2nd and 3rd tier guys like Greg Moore and Byers and PAPsmear with no real shot of sticking with the team.

Rangers will be fine. The deeper they go this year, the higher their players will be valued.

Thomas, Kreider, Miller, Fasth, MSC, Fogarty, Yogan, McColgan -- my money says two of those guys develop into top-6 25-plus scorers.

McIlrath and Erixon are high-end prospects. The youth on the NHL blue line makes the development process easy.

Rangers own the best record in hockey and have a top-10-15 prospect pool. They'll be fine.

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