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03-25-2013, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by BrooklynRangersFan View Post
That, plus the unwillingness to actually be bad when you are bad.

You have to actually suck to get the Malkins and Toews of the world. Unfortunately, the Rangers' reaction to having a roster that is clearly bottom 20% of the league has been to pursue every means possible to get up to like the 40-50% mark. And that's a recipe for perpetual mediocrity.
Exactly right. The mindset here has been the fans won't tolerate the team hitting rock bottom when in fact in the early 2000's (when we were a given to finish out of the playoffs) everybody I know was desperate for a complete rebuild.

The re-signing of Messier in 2000 amongst other poorly conceived and constructed moves was a total travesty and a disgace and emblamatic of how lousy management is here with an owner who doesn't give a **** about the hockey team and a GM who is clueless and completely out of touch!

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