I don't agree. That 94' team was loaded with talent. You've got two definite HOF'ers (Mess & Leetch), a cusp HOF'er (Anderson) and a bunch of other guys who will go down as great players (Richter, Graves, Larmer and Lowe). Add to that guys like Zubov, Kovalev, and Boom and you've got a pretty formidable group of players.
While the smurf team had some nice players no one from that group will every be in the HOF. Heck, no one from that group will ever have their number retired by the Rangers. It was a fun team to watch but hardly a powerhouse. I sooner agree with Thordic that I would rank both the 91/92 team and the 71/72 team over the smurfs. Come to think of it I would probably rank the 74' and the 79' teams ahead of the smurf team.