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07-23-2012, 03:51 PM
Iron Duke
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Originally Posted by RaiderDoug View Post
I was a Ranger fan pre-1998, so I still follow them.

I like all of the guys the BJ's got back, I just don't see any of them as sure fire high end NHLers.

Anisimov is a solid 2nd liner but I don't see him as a sure thing. Dubinsky has intangibles and can play on the 3rd line. Erixon, meh.

I really would have thought that they would have gotten back a Krieder or Hagelin as a centerpiece.
Columbus is a team that probably has more to gain from 2 or 3 sure thing 2nd tier players over a single potential high-end player, though. Too many rushed prospects with high-end potential has put that organization in the situation it is currently in. Having some steady, high character, high work ethic young guys is not as sexy, but I think it will ultimately do far more for the franchise than getting back one of those elite pieces that may not pan out.

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