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06-24-2013, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Crease View Post
Murdered? The 1971 team managed to win 2 games in the finals against prime Orr and Esposito. Do you think the 1991 team could have done better?
And an injured Ratelle correct?

It's always hard to gauge how teams from other eras would fare. I would choose to look at this question based on their contemporary competition. The 72 Rangers lost to that supremely talented Orr team without Ratelle. From what I have read/heard, the 92 team was extremely good but fell apart after the Ron Francis goal vs Richter in Game 4 from the neutral zone. Messier was also banged up during that series and had to sit out Game 2. Maybe some of the older posters can speak to how Rangers would have matched up vs Bruins and Blackhawks had they beaten the Pens.

The 72 and 92 teams seem to be the two that most Rangers fans speak about with respect to this question though. Would be interested to hear if there are any other teams that fans feel were in that discussion.

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