Thread: Larry Brooks: Rangers season already on thin ice
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10-23-2013, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
In order to do this, the powers that be are going to have to declare the type of team they want to field, and make tough decisions about the core regarding who stays and who goes. They've shown zero willingness to plan that way.
You're right. Though I wouldn't say they've shown zero willingness to plan that way. The 11-12 team was a result of some planning to build that kind of identity. The emphasis on character when drafting. A solid read on what our farm was producing. That all developed into that blue collar identity. Unfortunately, what they did wrong came after they tasted success. They disturbed the group too much and it fell flat on it's face.

Ironically, I think the Rangers would could do very well if the marketed this year as a transition year. The draft is close to Ranger territory, and drafting a star certainly wouldn't hurt the bottom line.

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