Thread: Player Discussion: Brad Richards
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03-25-2013, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Sting View Post
Solution to avoiding problems with big name free agents: develop your own stars. This team doesn't do that. The Rangers specialize in developing complimentary players and role players, which is terrific. But when that's all you do, you end up painting yourself into a corner where you have no choice but to fill those big holes at the top VIA trade and free agency.

Show me the last Stanley Cup winner that didn't have at least one, if not two, legit first line forwards that had been developed by the team.

Pretty much.

Our top three offensive stars are all products of other teams.

Lundqvist was not planned, but panned out.

Cherepanov (RIP) was our biggest chance at a star IMO.

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