Will Jean Ratelle ever have his # retired by the Rangers?
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07-16-2012, 07:50 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
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It's all a big fat what if in the end, cause nobody won nothing. We could could get into a pissing contest over who has the better what if...but I'm not gonna do that.
If we had kept Ratelle, Park and Middleton and added them to the Maloney's, Dugay etc. we would have a much more solid team. But that's just my opinion.
If they had kept Middleton everything might have been different but trading Ratelle and Park for Espo and Vadnais was a totally different trade. The Middleton trade gets associated with the Ratelle trade but is not the same. On the face of it I always liked trading Ratelle and Park since it was obvious that group missed it chance in 1970 and 1972 and had gotten old together. The Middleton trade was a disaster but again was a totally different trade than Ratelle and we still got to the finals in 1979 and it if wasn,t for our favorite Islander who sucks things might have been different. Not a pissing contest just an opinion.
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