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06-03-2013, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Each year Rangers fans spend May-July pining over the players other teams have drafted. Meanwhile the perennial contenders keep filling in the holes around the core they've built. Chicago loses Bickell to FA and they can replace him with Kyle Beach. Saad, Morin, Clendenning, etc. All players that can fill in around the core.

The Rangers tried to do it in reverse. Build a team of support players while adding in the elite talent via free agency. Clarke admitted that was the strategy. It failed miserably. Yet, almost by accident, the team now has a younger, more talented core than they've had in god knows how long. Time for a new plan that centralizes around guys like Stepan and McDonagh.

If Hank decides he's not staying, does Dolan finally muscle Sather out of the day-to-day ops and let someone else take over?
But a part of that elite core was drafted 1st and 3rd overall: Kane and Toews. As fans, we have not been blessed with a level of suckitude to draft 1st and 3rd back-to-back years.

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