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01-20-2014, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Punxrocknyc19 View Post
but they have been doing that for years and the only good one that they happened to get was Cam Talbot, all of the other FA or projects that became part of this organization has not done much at the NHL level. that shows lack of depth in the Rangers organization in net.. Canucks were able to deal Schneider because of the depth in goalie that they have, and they were able to get a 1st round pick. too bad Rangers dont have the goaltending depth to make such a trade.
What the hell are you talking about? They literally drafted the best goaltender of this decade with a 7th round pick. They traded a 5th for Chad Johnson, and he'd still be here if not for Biron and Lundqvist being such a concrete duo and Talbot rising. Talbot was an undrafted FA.

Schneider is one example. Congratulations. Good job on that. You can find one example of probably anything in the world. Want another example? Al Montoya. Drafted 6th overall, traded for Freddie Sjostrom and scraps. Or how about Dan Blackburn? They got nothing out of it because of injuries. How about the Islanders using a 2nd and 3rd on two goaltenders in 2009 who are pretty much worthless on the trade market now? Brygalov was drafted 44th overall and Anaheim let him go via waivers because there was no market for him. The Oilers drafted Dubnyk 14th overall and moved him for Matt ****ing Hendricks.

Or we can do the reverse. Halak was drafted in the 9th round. Montreal spun that into Lars Eller and Ian Schultz. Bobrovsky went undrafted and Philadelphia picked him up, then eventually shipped him off for a second and two fourth rounders.

You're going to have to come up with a better argument than, "well this one time it worked out!!!"

And finally, okay, let's say you're right and that the late picks/FAs haven't worked out. Dan Blackburn. Al Montoya. Antoine LaFleur. Neither have the high draft picks. Seems to me they've gotten similar value out of the FAs and late picks.

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