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01-05-2014, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Trades aside, the evaluation of players at the NHL level has been quite poor for a number of years. This franchise has shown little ability to project the success of NHL talent, both on our team and on others, and really determine the impact the addition and subtraction of players can have on a roster. They've had very little success adding any meaningful players to this roster via any means other than amateur talent.
This is a good point. After Renney was fired, he said he wished he pushed Slats harder to re-sign at least one of Jagr or Shanahan, because it left a leadership void and some of the younger players had trouble transitioning as a result. And clearly the loss of so many character guys since 2012 has negatively impacted the mentality of this team, they are more fragile than they once were.

Not only do the Rangers have to improve talent evaluation, but they really need to have a better gauge on the locker room dynamic. Constantly overhauling the roster doesn't help matters either, there are so many new faces year after year.

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