Rangers Long-Term Depth and Needs
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08-01-2012, 05:29 PM
Tired and bitter..
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Land of no calls..
Originally Posted by
Bleed Ranger Blue
I agree, but its nowhere near a high priority in my mind. In fact, I doubt they waste a high draft pick on a netminder.
Goalie development works in funny ways. Henrik Lundqvist wasnt even in the Rangers plans as late as 2004. If he was, they wouldnt have drafted Montoya 6th overall. A year later, Lundqvist was taking Broadway by storm.
We got lucky there - and if/when we dont get lucky again when Lundqvist is out of the picture, theres going to be a riot on these boards.
It's tough when you consider that goalies can often take 5-6 years to reach the NHL as capable backups, let alone #1's. You look at some of the guys who are about to take the reigns of top teams, and they've been in the system for 6+ years. Schneider and Rask are both 26 and are just now getting a chance to run the show for their teams.
It never hurts to have a good goalie waiting in the wings. You just never know what's going to happen.
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