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04-29-2006, 11:56 AM
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Hopefully guys like Dawes, Staal, Dubinsky, and Korpikoski will progress to that level sometime during next year's season.
Lundqvist, Tyutin, and Prucha is a pretty good start though.
Yeah without a doubt we hope that this crop of youngsters are going to be really good NHLers, but even if they're expected to be, that doesn't require the team to stop adding to that stable by collecting other picks and prospects. You don't expect the Flyers to do that because their stated purpose is to win the Cup, but if the Rangers are rebuilding, why do they have ONLY as many kids in their lineup as the Flyers, and why aren't they looking to acquire more since they (unlike the Flyers) definitely WEREN'T going for the Cup?
The team has been succesful in what's it's done with the current crop of young NHLers, but it has failed so far (a draft day trade or two could change this) in adding to its potential crop of future NHLers.
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