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09-02-2012, 08:16 PM
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For a team like the Rangers who rarely drafts in the top-10 of any draft to get a top-end player there are very few paths to take. Free agency, hope to hit a home-run in the draft, or trade.
They have been, and continue to be able to stockpile the depth pieces, 2nd/3rd/4th line, 2nd pairing players who many teams covet. If they can continue to do that they will be able to afford to make these types of deals.
there are plenty of top players picked after the rangers pick every year...picking in the top 10 helps but doesn't guarantee anything either.
there is a reason why some teams like nj and det pick late in the 1st round every year but continue to draft and develop players and remain competitive and teams like columbus and the isles pick top 5ish and continue to suck
and we have stockpiled those players cause those are the type of players we've drafted. we have focused on character, seemingly at times at the expense of talent, but there has been plenty of top talent that we passed on.
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