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02-01-2007, 09:21 AM
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You wanna compare the Rangers to PITT????

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Look at Pittsburgh or Washington and that is what I would classify a true rebuild and that is exactly not what we are doing
Wow i dont know how you can compare the Rangers "rebuild" to Pittsburghs when Pittsburgh got 5 top 5 picks in 5 years.

2001 - #21 Colby Armstrong
2002 - #5 Ryan Whitney
2003 - #1. Marc-Andre Fluery
2004 - #2. Evgeni Malkin
2005 - #1. Sidney Crosby
2006 - #2. Jordan Stall

Thats not a "true rebuild" - thats getting ridiculously lucky in the lottery and sucking badly enough for a stretch of years to get those players - all 6 are playing important roles for the Penguins right now. And instead being lower and taking these players:

2001 - #10. Dan Blackburn (retired)
2002 - Traded first round pick to CGY (Eric Nystrom)
2003 - #12. Hugh Jessiman
2004 - #6. Al Montoya, #19. Lauri Korpikoski
2005 - #12. Marc Staal
2006 - #21. Bobby Sanguinetti

You have a no brainer situation taking those 5 top 5 players Pitt took, the Rangers had bad luck with their picks, call it scouting, whatever. That Jessiman pick is really screwing this team now. He is worth nothing.


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