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01-04-2014, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by DelZottoHitTheNetJK View Post
You clearly can't understand the misery that was required to get those 2 generational talents. You speak as if it cost them nothing to win that cup. It cost sweet, delicious Pens fan tears. A half a decades worth. They were a team that was purposefully assembled not to win, and they were awfully good at it. In professional sports that is pathetic and is a big FU to the fans from management and ownership.

The Rangers have made the playoffs every year save for one since the lockout. They've been past the first round multiple times and made a deep ECF run during that time. They did it without tanking. Obviously the ultimate goal is the cup; but I'll take not tanking and making the playoffs at a 90% clip/seeing what happens over becoming the Oilers and Pittsburgh. **** their cup, honestly. It's tainted IMO and I'd say the same exact thing if the Rangers did it that way.

Then again I also feel that the draft system is a total joke. But like anything else it's money driven. The lack of parity means less money for these poor owners. So we need to give teams with terrible management, scouting and personnel top 3 overall picks. Total joke. Draft should be completely random, every year. Everyone gets the same shot at the #1 overall
So the Rangers are doing it the right way by overpaying other teams accomplished free agents to stay out of the cellar? That's preferable to building through the draft? I would have happily tanked for a few years in return for 2 of the top 5 players in hockey that would make my team a perennial cup favorite. They'd also be our own homegrown players - not guys who've made their names elsewhere ala Brad Richards. Being bad and drafting high is the 'wrong way', well how about the compliance buy outs that have saved the Rangers by letting them buy out Redden, and most likely Richards after this year?

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