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03-03-2007, 03:05 PM
The Thomas J.*
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Staten Island, NY
There has been alot of hatred for Kasper on this board, I'm not sure if thats related to fans just never being able to get over him being a former opponent. whatever the case may be, I was one of those people His first year here I was filled with dislike towards him, I was not a favor of the signing, or the contract. Kaspers first year year was terrible to say the least. He followed up his 2nd year in blue with a terrific season. I believe that he was the driving force on the team that year, when he was injured in Boston on Presidents day It was the end of our season.
Fast forward to the post lock out era Kasper was kept and he proved once again to be a valuable asset, on & off the ice, he helped Tuytin along as well as along with Rucchin helped carry the burden of the Captaincy to Make Jagr feel more comfortable. His signing DID bring a lot of intangables to the Rangers
The guy played though two tough injury's and never complained. He had two major off season injury's and has worked very hard to get back to where he was. Sadly it has not happened yet. Hopefully with a full off season of rehab he will be back to where he was.
There was always the question as too why the Rangers kind of brushed him off in training camp the way they did. I had not realized he has his groin surgery's in Europe. That may be why the Rangers took such a position. I was under the impression the Rangers had the best sports medicine Dr.s in the industry, world renowned. I do know that a player can seek his own medical treatment usually against the wishes of the team he is playing for.
In any event the Fans treatment towards him has been uncalled for in some instances. I may have become more Bias since I met him at a concert a few months ago, & he really was such a nice guy he talked with me for a few seconds and signed an autograph. What Impressed me more was he was not a big guy at all.
Anyway I hope he gets back to the NHL.
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