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01-28-2013, 09:20 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Drafting players who have a higher probability of being NHL players isn't "safe" its smart.
Drafting a player who has skill but no brains or no work ethic isn't smart.
JT Miller is 19 in the AHL and is an all-star in his first pro season at 19.
Rangers take risk-reward players in later rounds. No sense possibly wasting a first round pick. Fast, Lindberg, St. Croix these guys have high skill levels. Hagelin, Callahan, Stepan were 2+ round picks. Girardi undrafted. Jean undrafted. Hrivik undrafted.
They have been doing a very good job scouting.
Rangers traded some pieces for Nash. Yes. Because they rarely ever have the draft position to draft their own Nash. The fact they have the organizational depth to make that trade is a testament to their scouting.
Agree with them or not, but the Rangers refuse to be pathetic enough to tank seasons to land generational talent (Penguins, Oilers, Capitals).
Consider their draft positions they are doing a very good job.
All very good points
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