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10-10-2013, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by NYRKindms View Post
Well there was a very long time in recent memory where the rangers missed the playoffs.

1997-1998 - 2004-2005

so what was the excuse then ?

First Round Picks:

1994: Dan Cloutier (26th overall)
1995: none
1996: Jeff Brown (22nd overall)
1997: Stefan Cherneski (19th overall)
1998: Manny Malhotra (seventh overall)
1999: Pavel Brendl (fourth overall) & Jamie Lundmark (ninth)
2000: none
2001: Dan Blackburn (10th overall)
2002: none
2003: Hugh Jessiman (12th overall)
2004: Al Montoya (6th overall) & Lauri Korpikoski (19th)
2005: Marc Staal (12th overall)
Bad luck on when the Rangers decided to be absolute crap, combined with bad scouting.

A bunch of historically bad draft years (96 & 99), terrible injuries (Blackburn & Cherneski) and big time misses in the biggest spots (Jessiman & Montoya).

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