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02-26-2013, 08:47 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Stop signing sexy free agents . Once again attempt to identify a core concept . Develop players . Position themselves for playoffs and make judicious team improving rentals at deadline if possible . Develop a power play . Start drafting guys who not only have size or skating but can actually shoot and let them play.
I actually see them doing a lot of what you're saying.
They have backed off of signing the big free agent by and large. Yes Richards is and was a big FA but he was also a part of that "core concept" we all saw and loved last season. And with the cap, they really can't sign a "sexy free agent" every summer.
They have been developing players.
The lack of success on the power play is amazingly curious.
It's not as simple as drafting guys who can shoot.
I said the Rangers need health because it forces them to play player before they're really ready (Kreider, Miller, Thomas).
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