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12-13-2013, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ltrangerfan View Post
If we saw a cellar dweller for too long would the corp tix/boxes sell? How long will the $350 seats sell without a product for an extended go. How many viewers will turn to MSG network?
and here's the thing. If the Rangers are a cellar dweller for 4 years and then that leads to 10+ years of being a championship caliber team... which is the optimal result in terms of revenue generation, being mediocre/good for 14 years or being bad for 4 and great for 10?

Imagine this. Rangers discover Hank is the real deal. The Rangers have no desire to bring back Jagr so they dump everybody who wasn't part of the future plans and started a full blown rebuild knowing that they have no premier offensive players. They become terrible for 3 years and get the #1 pick in one of those three years and top 5 picks the other 2.

2009 draft: John Tavares, Victor Hedman, Matt Duchene, Evander Kane, Brayden Schenn
2010 draft: Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin, Erik Gudbranson, Ryan Johansen, Nino Niederreiter
2011 draft: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Gabriel Landeskog, Jonathan Huberdeau, Adam Larsson, Ryan Strome

Those were the top 5 picks in those three drafts. Imagine having one of those #1s plus two of the others. I know some haven't quite panned out, but there are some really good ones in there. Imagine how this team would be today.

However, now we're at a point where Lundqvist is 31 years old with a 7 year contract. They cannot afford to rebuild until 7 or 8 years from now depending how Lundqvist holds up.


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