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06-07-2013, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Drewbackatu View Post
Obviously we have had our own really good picks but on the whole, the Bruins have done way better than the Rangers as it relates to the draft, trades, and player development. I stand by my statement that we have nobody on our roster who was drafted that is anywhere near the players Bergeron, Lucic and Marchand are and you can also throw in Krejci(who was also drafted by the "B's") who has been lights out in the last two playoff runs by the Bruins.

At best, our best center(Stepan) would be no better than a 3rd line center on the Bruins! That shouldn't be interpreted as a diss to the Rangers, it's just a fact of life.
It's difficult to gauge because up until about 5-6 years ago, the Rangers system was awful. They were horrible at drafting and horrible at player development. They have come a long way in a short amount of time.

Originally Posted by Bluenote13 View Post
Don't forget Seguin adds to that depth, still only 21.

But remember, those players are not easy to acquire, just ask the rest of the 29 teams. Teams TRY to draft these kind of players all the time, if it were so easy every team could field a Lucic or three Deep at Center like the Bruins.
Besides Hamilton, who have the Bruins drafted on defense? Sauer, Staal, Tyutin, MDZ.

Chara (UFA), Seidenberg (trade), Ference (UFA?), Boychuk (trade?), Krug (undrafted FA), McQuaid (trade)

The Rangers have concentrated on defense for years, and they have done well. McIlrath and Skjei are in the pipe-line as well.

The Cheraponov tragedy really hurt their track record but it is difficult to gauge how much.

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