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03-26-2013, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Rangers79 View Post
I think the thing that hurt the Rangers the most is they've never had a top 3 pick. They've always been mediocre, never too bad or too good, until last year. But most teams are just mediocre, there are always just a few really good teams and for some reason the Rangers have just never clicked that way.

But since Sather came in the Rangers have gotten a lot better at drafting, building a team, having a real farm system, being somewhat competitive, albeit in a mediocre way. I don't know if someone else could have done the same thing or do any better, but he at least helped the Rangers not be the joke of the NHL.

This. Look at the majority of the cup winning teams post-lockout. Most had a top 5 pick in the lineup.

Kane, Crosby, E. Staal, Seguin, etc.

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