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06-03-2013, 08:02 AM
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Nac Mac Feegle
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I'm responding to the idea of icing a team bad enough to finish last overall to draft first overall as a method of righting all wrongs.

Should Lundqvist leave we could be seeing some dark days
True, but if the bottom line is profit, Rangers have no worries.

But, to be brutally honest, having a good system in place can make a good goalie look like a great one. Just look at Ottawa. Anderson had a 1.69 GAA (.941), rookie Lehner was close with 2.2 (.936), and Bishop was at 2.45 (.922) with the Sens. Do you honestly think Craig Anderson is elite? or that somehow Ottawa magically managed to get 3 great goalies by magic? Despite what my fellow Sens fans think, the answer is no. These guys are good...but not great.

When you have a really good goalie-friendly system in place and some competent defensemen, you can survive with an average goalie for a few seasons. The main problem is most Ranger fans are spoiled by Hank, and would compare all subsequent goalies to him.

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