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11-08-2013, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
Because it's a new coach with a brand new system who had to undo a ton of damage under Tortorella who almost destroyed the career of Krieder, smothered the offensive talents of almost everyone on the team, and worked them into the ground


Because that's what fans do. Criticism is expected but what we saw around here for the first month was totally uncalled for. And what the org has done - how about throw as much money as possible towards free agents and not penny pinch. That was definitely misguided but in the past 3 years or so Slats has worked his ass off to get smart trades done to make this team better. Guy gets no credit and no respect for the moves he's made. All you heard around here was the team has no talent and no identity. The talent thing is a ridiculous comment, and the identity thing - well that comes with the coach and we're well on our way.

But above all, I don't see how you can excuse anyone who doubted Lunqvist the way they did, they should not be calling themselves Ranger fans
So now your extolling the virtues of the "Teflon GM"? Do you really believe he has worked his ass off making this team better during the 13 years, 6 coaches and countless rebuilds that have taken place under his reign? Do you really believe that this team has enough talent, size and toughness as presently constructed to win a cup? As far as Lundqvist is concerned, I've said it before and I'll say it again; he put up his best numbers in the defensive oriented system that was played under Torts and even Renny and when it comes time to negotiating his contract, I wouldn't give him more than 5-6 years @ $7-7.5 mil, take it or leave it!
If he really wants to play and win a cup here, he should be more than willing to accept somewhat of a hometown discount.

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