The Offseason Thread V: Needs to End Edition
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08-07-2013, 03:00 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Charlotte, NC
Originally Posted by
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The real question is how do the Rangers deal with the fact they've been abysmal at drafting and developing 1st line forwards? Do they continue to take pride in trying to compete every year while simultaneously shrugging their shoulders about how its tough to pick outside the top 10? Because that seems to be the organizational philosophy right now. Stock the team with depth through the draft, maybe they'll get lucky -- but the 1st line players will be imported.
Not many teams have won it all this way.
We still have to see how Kreider pans out. Part of this is definitely bad luck though. I mean, our two best possibilities for first line forwards in the first round in the last 15 drafts both had their playing careers cut short... Cherepanov and Cherneski.
But that's only part of it. Organizational philosophies have also dictated us to take other players. Like Del Zotto over Eberle or Sanguinetti over Giroux. One might say that we've gone pretty well for ourselves, overall, if we wanted to build from the goal out. In some ways, I feel like we went too far with it, though.
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