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01-28-2004, 08:22 PM
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RANGERDIEHARD
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Originally Posted by Edge
Yes but even with changes, you need to start somewhere. The big problem is this team DOESN'T have a foundation and whether the lockout happens or doesn't, it's going to another 3 to 4 years to get that foundation started.

I mentioned that group of players but it was assembled over 7 years from 1986 to 1993. Based on that, we could compare the two situations somewhere around the year 2011. That's just embarassing. Essentially from 1997 to 2011 this team will likely be in the baseman of the league. Now had they started in the first place, we'd already be at the 7 year mark and would be getting a return on the investment of our patience. But 7 years later we are actually further behind than when we started.
Definately agree....again. This team should've started to slowly rebuild after the 3rd straight year of not making the playoffs. But here it is going on 7 and from a management's point of view can they afford to not make it again? You and I both know how much money a franchise looses when it fails to make the playoffs for one year, nevermind seven! Then you throw in what happened to the Knicks and you have Madison Square Garden dark during April for several years, not good.
Anyways and least we have a building block - and that is in goal. We have a bright future in net with 3 solid prospects.

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