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05-13-2012, 09:19 PM
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The 1994 team was more talented, especially offensively, and featured some of the best players of all time. The current team has to work a lot harder to overcome their lack of skill.

Also, in terms of leadership, I don't think there is anyone in the locker room currently that comes close to Messier. Richter was on ESPN radio last month and he was saying how much the team looked up to him and respected him. The Rangers started to doubt themselves during the ECF against the Devils and Messier gave a motivating speech about how the Rangers need to take ownership of their goal of winning the cup and admit that they are a good team that is capable of getting the job done. I've been critical of Messier's second stint with the Rangers, but when it comes to 94, he was a HUGE factor in the locker room and on the ice.

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