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06-12-2013, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by bmoak View Post
People thought Maloney was talking out of his rear end when he said that Korpedo would be the best of the Finnish trio. I don't think anyone on this board liked him as a pick, and there were snarky comments for years about how the Rangers should have drafted Wolski.

Like 1999, the Rangers had the misfortune of loading up picks in what turned out to be a weak draft year beyond Ovechkin and Malkin. The only teams in 2004 that really drafted better than the Rangers are the Caps and the Hawks, and they had even more and better picks.
Maloney and Renney were OK at drafting, not great. That's evident from those drafts they ran.

Clark and Gordon have done a better job. At this point in time it's either considered very good or just good. The bar has been set higher now.

They CAN find NHL talent when 5-6 years ago it was a success just to find some.

Now it's about finding impact NHL talent.

Time will tell if their drafting is ultimately good or very good based on this next generation which also includes Skeji, Nieves, and Anderson.

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