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06-11-2013, 02:16 AM
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Steve Kournianos
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Originally Posted by White Plains Batman View Post
Poddubny was fine while he was here. He played on the Espo teams which were all pretty awful. At least he was one of a few guys who could score.

Rochefort stepped it up in the 90 playoffs when Leetch was hurt.
Yeah, he could score. I liked him as a scorer, but when you consider that the Rangers were pushed around a ton in 1987 and 1988, the trade made sense.

Poddubny, like Rochefort, had injuries that were going to end his career. When you consider Lafreniere was also a touted prospect at the time, it was a good trade.

The Rangers offense actually improved the year after after Poddubny left. Carey Wilson did a great job as a No. 1 center in 1989 and they got him for nothing.

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