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What type of player should the Rangers draft with their first pick?

View Poll Results: What type of player should the Rangers draft with their first pick?
Highly skilled forward 29 44.62%
Power forward 12 18.46%
2-way forward 2 3.08%
Crease clearing heavy hitting defenseman 19 29.23%
Offensive, puck moving defenseman 0 0%
Goalie 0 0%
Other 3 4.62%
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06-05-2008, 09:11 PM
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It's a draft of very good defensemen and very good undersized forwards.One of those

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06-05-2008, 09:15 PM
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Damn Inferno..you had to take the easy choice out (BPA)

Very close between the hard hitting dman and the high risk star forward..but at this point, i think we have to go with as many high risk/star forwards we can get and hope one will pan out to be as advertised (Cherry is one of course)...IMO, our goaltending and defense is almost as perfect as it can get for the future with home grown players (of course adding in UFAs as well...orpik please?)

And I do feel Staal over the next few years will turn into that hard hitting dman that will easily be able to clear the front of the net...which also influenced my vote.

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06-05-2008, 09:15 PM
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i see the rangers making a move at the draft, we have way too much 2nd and 3rd line players. i see prucha and maybe backman moved. and although i think what we need now is a defensemen who clears the crease, he wouldnt play for a few years, and by then tyutin, girardi, staal, sangs, and perhaps a fa would be in his spot. So i say go for a highly skilled forward with size. but BPA is always a must.

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06-05-2008, 09:18 PM
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i see the rangers making a move at the draft, we have way too much 2nd and 3rd line players. i see prucha and maybe backman moved. and although i think what we need now is a defensemen who clears the crease, he wouldnt play for a few years, and by then tyutin, girardi, staal, sangs, and perhaps a fa would be in his spot. So i say go for a highly skilled forward with size. but BPA is always a must.
what do you think they will be moved for?

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06-05-2008, 09:27 PM
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what do you think they will be moved for?
jump up a few spots perhaps if the opportunity arises.

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06-05-2008, 09:27 PM
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Best Player Available does not count. Make a choice in this one.

My personal choice, heavy hitting defenseman.
Boooooooo!!!!!

Heavy hitting, crease clearing, Andre the Freakin' Giant defenseman thank you.

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06-05-2008, 09:29 PM
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trade up if Filatov is still available after the Top 5.

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06-05-2008, 09:40 PM
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I have to go BPA as well.

But since that's not an option, I say skilled winger. I actually think we're in very good shape in terms of defense and centers. Somebody who's good on the left side would be a very nice pickup. Mattias Tedenby seems like a good fit, despite being a little on the small side. Joe Colborne would be good in terms of a guy with size although he would need several years of seasoning.

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06-05-2008, 09:50 PM
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Damn Inferno..you had to take the easy choice out (BPA)

Very close between the hard hitting dman and the high risk star forward..but at this point, i think we have to go with as many high risk/star forwards we can get and hope one will pan out to be as advertised (Cherry is one of course)...IMO, our goaltending and defense is almost as perfect as it can get for the future with home grown players (of course adding in UFAs as well...orpik please?)

And I do feel Staal over the next few years will turn into that hard hitting dman that will easily be able to clear the front of the net...which also influenced my vote.
Joe Colborne sounds like the perfect fit, if he pans out he will be a monster, as will Beach but I doubt he will fall to our pick.

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06-05-2008, 09:54 PM
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Let me hop in my time machine and see what type of player the Rangers need 5 years from now, and I'll let you know.


To be serious, this is why the answer will always be best player available. You just can't know what type of player a team will need in the future.

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06-05-2008, 11:18 PM
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My theory is always BPA but if I had to choose one "type" of player I'd go for a steady stay at home defenseman...

If I were paid to be a Rangers scout I'd take the "safest" pick. Scouts are judged by the guys they draft (obviosly) and the BPA isn't always the safest pick. I think this philosphy is why we see so many good 3rd/ borderline 2nd line forwards in the system...

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06-06-2008, 08:14 AM
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BPA
High skill dangling forward or a crease clearing lay the *'in wood mean SOB dman
you hope in a deep draft a top 10-15 guy drops in our lap.

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06-06-2008, 08:39 AM
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How about we go with something different this year and not pick a bottom 6 forward?

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06-06-2008, 09:02 AM
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Sorry to say, but BPA...

as long as it's not a goaltender. I say that because this team could you a high-end winger, a playmaking centerman, a puck-moving defenseman, as well as a crease-clearing defenseman.

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06-06-2008, 09:04 AM
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SoS...

isn't the scouts real job to analyze the prospect - which would include stating that the pick is high risk/high reward or he's a safe pick who may not have upside? The scouts may push some players, but there are numerous scouts and in the end the GM (in most cases) takes all that knowledge and makes his choice. And if it's a safe pick, presumably the scout said it's a safe pick and if there is a lot of risk, presumably a scout stated the risks.

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06-06-2008, 09:23 AM
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we need size on the wings. i really like what i have seen and heard of Gustafsson plus he is a Swede which is always a good thing. I would also be very happy with Jared Staal, a lot of people said a while back that he is the most talented of the four, he had a bad year in juniors and might still be around when our pick comes up.

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06-06-2008, 09:27 AM
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Joe Colborne sounds like the perfect fit, if he pans out he will be a monster, as will Beach but I doubt he will fall to our pick.
Definately an interesting pick. When I read up on Colbourne in different guides, I was surprised to learn that his family is mega-rich! Like worth $90,000,000!!!!! That's a lot of fishchnagles! Could be a good thing, could be a bad thing!

I'd still rather see Carlson, Tuebert, or Tedenby.

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06-06-2008, 09:37 AM
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A crease clearing defenseman who has skating and puck moving ability.

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06-06-2008, 09:54 AM
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Over the past few months, the more i learn about Colborne, makes me like him less.

He is already set for life, what makes anyone so sure he will commit 110% like you have to, in order to make it and be a solid player in the NHL.

At any time he could decide he wants to go home and be pampered.

Stay away.

I'd rather Anton Gustafsson, who is much better by all accounts.

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06-06-2008, 09:55 AM
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Definately an interesting pick. When I read up on Colbourne in different guides, I was surprised to learn that his family is mega-rich! Like worth $90,000,000!!!!! That's a lot of fishchnagles! Could be a good thing, could be a bad thing!

I'd still rather see Carlson, Tuebert, or Tedenby.
Again, Colborne scares me. If I'm taking Colborne, then I have to find a way get Jared Staal, someone I expect to be a productive NHLer.

I'd also have NO problem snapping up Del Zotto at #20 if he fell to us.

And, Zac Dalpe would also be another quality choice.

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06-06-2008, 10:00 AM
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i dont know enough about all of the prospects in this draft(as i get pretty muc all my info from here), however, if someone falls i say draft them.....im sure someone will fall, as they always do however i would rather it be either a big winger(beech) or a hard hitting defenseman, big bodied defenseman

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06-06-2008, 10:07 AM
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BPA, always..but for ***** and giggles....

Skilled forward - Boedker/Tedenby/Beach/Staal

Defensive Dman - Carlson/Teubert

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06-06-2008, 10:09 AM
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BPA, always..but for ***** and giggles....

Skilled forward - Boedker/Tedenby/Beach/Staal

Defensive Dman - Carlson/Teubert
I'd be surprised if any of those three are there at 20. What about Dalpe?

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as long as it's not a goaltender.
That is the one caveat.

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That is the one caveat.

I firmly believe that, if the players the Rangers like aren't on the board, they will seriously consider moving down. The LA opportunity just seems like a natural fit - Lombardi is someone Sather's comfortable making a trade with, LA's reportedly looking to move up from 28, since they have the #2 pick, plus additional 2nds and 3rds.


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