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10-24-2013, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway View Post
The '92-'93 team was immensely more talented than this team and deeper than this team.

They didn't have a new coach.

I really don't see the similarities.
They weren't that talented. They were exposed every night. Richter and Beezer were both pathetic. The defense was one the worst in franchise history. The team was exposed by the Pens in the playoffs and the following year everybody preyed on the Rangers penchant to take chances.

Amonte, Turcotte, Gartner, Weight, Kovalev and later Olczyk were horrendously lazy back checkers who avoided contact. Messier was a turnover machine who stayed on the perimeter.

I think there are similarities. Those Rangers were only talented on paper. They were out worked every game minus a few exceptions. They were blown out in half their losses.

it was a frat house atmosphere. Weight was a ringleader and I was ecstatic when he was traded. Amonte was never the same player for the Rangers after his
Beer buddy was traded.

There's a reason why Smith got rid of Weight, Amonte, Patrick, Gartner, Turcotte, and that egomaniac Vanbiesbrouck.

I'm hoping Sather does the same.

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