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04-17-2013, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Sting View Post
Depends on which status quo we're talking about. One status quo, perhaps the most important one, has never been abandoned: filling the most important role on the team with a free agent.

Can you name the last team to win a Cup where their most important offensive player wasn't either drafted and developed by that club, or traded for at a very early point in the player's career?

I'm pretty sure the answer is the '94 Rangers. The 17 champions since didn't need to go outside the organization to find their most important gamebreaking talent.
Its a tough one. Rangers management just will not commit to a rebuild, and with Lundqvist, why should they? They should have done that a decade ago.

So, if youre not going to suck, theres 2 other alternatives - hope to strike an elite offensive talent around the 15th or 20th spot in the draft, or acquire outside the organization.

Failure on all 3 of these fronts brings you to the Rangers today. The only one Sather has ever really committed to is going outside the organization, and thats been a ****ing horror show because he makes such bad decisions.

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