Perennial Roster Overhauls and Relationship to Postseason Success (Sting's Thread)
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04-05-2013, 12:38 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
The problem with the Rangers is the lack of consistency. Not just in their play, but in the overall direction of the franchise. The guys we are building the team around are constantly changing. Just going back to the lockout, it was Jagr. And then we added Drury and Gomez and we were cup favorites! Then Jagr was too old/slow and wanted too much money. Let him go and make it Drury and Gomez's team. That didn't work, so we got rid of Gomez and got Gaborik. Then Drury fell apart and retired, so we got Richards.
Then we added Nash and we were cup favorites! That didn't work so we got rid of Gaborik and Richards has 1 foot out the door.
It's a revolving door. We have stability on the back end and in net, but we are constantly looking outside the organization for solutions to our scoring problems.
You can go back even further and look at guys like Lindros and Bure. At some point we need to develop our own elite offensive talent rather than picking up guys who have been in the league 7+ years and may not have that many good years left in them.
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