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02-08-2007, 02:45 PM
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Fletch
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I agree they got lucky...

but it supported my position .

I do disagree that UFAs don't work though. I do agree that the UFAs the Rangers acquired didn't work, and believe it's because the wrong guys were acquired, and the Rangers didn't have good coaching to put it together. Like acquiring Kamensky...to play with who - those teams didn't have Joe Sakic, and they didn't have a playmaker?

The Rangers seem to rarely look at a guy, determine what made him successful where he is, and then see how and if the guy fits in before acquiring. Like Holik...OK, he was successul going against top lines, played with a grinder and a skill guy, didn't kill penalties to stay fresh, and used his big body in front of the net to be effective on the PP. He comes to the Rangers...plays a top line, doesn't get complementary wingers, plays on the PK, and isn't used properly on the PP. It just seems to be the Rangers' M.O.

If you do your homework, you can acquired guys that will work out.

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