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02-02-2007, 07:41 AM
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1) Sather put away that checkbook when he had the firesale in 2004. The plan was clear at that point was that the Rangers weren't going to throw money around, regardless of the salary cap.
2) I never said Clarke did make a goalie a priority, but looking at some of the #1 goalies in the league, I'm not staying up at night hoping the Flyers are head over heels for any of them. The only things Clarke really did was bring in a 2nd liner for Rod Brind'Amour every year and trade for a 5th defenseman and hope he was better (that only worked in 2004). He never built a team around Lindros, he wanted Lindros and it was obvious after 2001 when we had guys like Daymond Langkow (pre Calgary) on our top line once Keith Primeau got hurt (and came back and played on a partially torn ACL).
1) I'm not sure that was the idea at all. He had already traded for Jagr. He decided not to buy out Kasparaitis, send Straka, Nylander and Malik.
Sather got lucky. With the lost season coming on the heels of his great purge he was able to have back-to-back drafts which combined with his fire sale give a very distinct impression that he put the checkbook away. But the mindset has not changed all that much.
2) My only point is if Clarke had ever truly addressed the goaltending situation, I believe they would have won at least one Cup in the last decade.
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