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04-05-2013, 07:44 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Is it ever over? For any team?
Look at LA last year. They traded for Richards in the summer and were mediocre at best. Then they made the big deal for Carter at the deadline and they took of
f. They made significant changes and it worked out. Pittsburgh is always looking for a winger to play with Sid. They traded Jordan Staal in the summer. They added Iginla, Murray, Morrow. That's a lot of turnover too. The flyers are always looking for a goalie and defense. They go through goalies like we go through star forwards. They traded both Richards and Carter in the same offseason.
I agree with you that the constant turnover is a problem, but until we manage to develop elite scoring talent ourselves, there's really nothing we can do but hope that eventually we will get the right guys and everything will come together at the same time. We both know that the Rangers will never do a full rebuild, so unless we can find that hidden gem that becomes an elite player, we'll have to continue to poach them from other teams.
As much as I don't like the turnover, I can at least appreciate the fact that the team is willing and able to make changes and do eveything they think is necessary to build a winner. Maybe their approach isn't the best, but they gotta get points for trying. I'm no Sather apologist and I won't be sad to see him go, but I think Gorton and Clark know what they are doing. Sometimes things don't work out as planned.
Let's hope that, once again, a trade with the Blue Jackets sends the eventual Cup winner on their way.
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