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Maybe
we did make the 2nd round with him playing like absolute horse ****..If he can return to 70 points. who knows?

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I wouldn't care if the entire team walked the next day after we won a Cup.
A. 1 cup followed by 6 playoff less seasons

B. 0 cups with 6 playoff appearences maybe a trip to the conference finals and perhaps a loss in the cup finals

i'll take B anyday of the week.

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Now we have a guy playing center knowing he's going to get bought out the following year.

So much for his mental state.
Well he probably assumed for the majority of this past season that he was going to be bought out today.

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Well he probably assumed for the majority of this past season that he was going to be bought out today.
So we should expect the same play?

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A. 1 cup followed by 6 playoff less seasons

B. 0 cups with 6 playoff appearences maybe a trip to the conference finals and perhaps a loss in the cup finals

i'll take B anyday of the week.
um. the goal is to win a Stanley Cup...option A everytime.

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that could work..Boyle is much better on the wing IMO
Put Bb on the wing of a jet going to a place where a 2nd round pick is. 4th line only.

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And you have no idea what any of this will look like at this time next year or years after that.
The Rangers dont either, and thats the God damn problem isnt it? Most successfully run franchises do.

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we did make the 2nd round with him playing like absolute horse ****..If he can return to 70 points. who knows?
No he was bad. Rangers brass is expecting a better performance next year it appears.

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um. the goal is to win a Stanley Cup...option A everytime.
Not if its followed by 6 years where the team isn't competitve. Sure it would be great to win the cup, but if the next 6 years of hockey are ruined, its not worth it to me..

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So we should expect the same play?
No, because now he's actually going to exercise instead of doing those charity hockey games.

Unlike most players, he didn't do **** last year. Nash, Stepan, and McDonagh all played in Europe last year. Richards didn't do ****. Maybe this is why he played how he did.

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Well thats the God damn problem isnt it? Most successfully run franchises do.
No they don't. They all take calculated risks. The Rangers are betting that he doesn't get hurt and can be bought out next year if need be. No risk/no reward.

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No they don't. They all take calculated risks. The Rangers are betting that he doesn't get hurt and can be bought out next year if need be. No risk/no reward.
A shining example of team building.

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No, because now he's actually going to exercise instead of doing those charity hockey games.

Unlike most players, he didn't do **** last year. Nash, Stepan, and McDonagh all played in Europe last year. Richards didn't do ****. Maybe this is why he played how he did.
And that inspires confidence why?

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No, because now he's actually going to exercise instead of doing those charity hockey games.

Unlike most players, he didn't do **** last year. Nash, Stepan, and McDonagh all played in Europe last year. Richards didn't do ****. Maybe this is why he played how he did.
Lot's of players didn't play hockey over the lockout. Callahan, Girardi and Lundqvist.

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Lol looks like we're not improving the team this year. Sather thinks we're gonna just slap a new coach on this team and it instantly becomes a contender.

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Not if its followed by 6 years where the team isn't competitve. Sure it would be great to win the cup, but if the next 6 years of hockey are ruined, its not worth it to me..
There's alot of teams out there who have never won one who would sell everything for ours in '94. You can't even put a price on a Cup.

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The decision not to buyout Richards reeks of Dolan as it seemed everyone else wanted him gone. To say I'm shocked wouldn't be correct as this franchise has a history of giving out bad contracts to over the hill players. Now 2 things could be happening:

1) Sather could be working on trading Richards, which would not shock me as we know how many teams were interested in acquiring him when he was a free agent

2) AV plans to use him as a winger to mask his deficiencies as I was hoping we would look like this down the center next season Stepan, Brassard, Boyle, Lindberg. With less pressure and responsibilities in the defensive zone he could focus on offense, ie Eric Lindros when he was moved to wing as a Ranger. Now will Richards be successful, who knows, but his days as a top 6 center are over. He was signed to play center with Gaborik, Gabby is gone and Richards should be too.

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And that inspires confidence why?
I don't remember saying it does...

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The decision to keep Richards leaves the Rangers open to significant cap recapture penalties -- upwards of $17 million -- should the former Conn Smythe Trophy winner retire before the expiration of his contract in 2019.
His contract actually expires in 2020.

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A. 1 cup followed by 6 playoff less seasons

B. 0 cups with 6 playoff appearences maybe a trip to the conference finals and perhaps a loss in the cup finals

i'll take B anyday of the week.
I disagree.

My point was, 1 Cup now and a long drought later, or 2 or more cups in the near future?

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Just came here to say I think Richards will bounce back this season. I believe AV will sort of rejuvenate him.

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Lot's of players didn't play hockey over the lockout. Callahan, Girardi and Lundqvist.
And none of those three were on their A game, so I don't know what point you're trying to make.

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And none of those three were on their A game, so I don't know what point you're trying to make.
Lundqvist posted 2nd best career sv%.

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No, because now he's actually going to exercise instead of doing those charity hockey games.

Unlike most players, he didn't do **** last year. Nash, Stepan, and McDonagh all played in Europe last year. Richards didn't do ****. Maybe this is why he played how he did.
Understood, but you'd think he'd eventually regain some conditioning as the season progressed and he did just the opposite.

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Lol looks like we're not improving the team this year. Sather thinks we're gonna just slap a new coach on this team and it instantly becomes a contender.



There's alot of teams out there who have never won one who would sell everything for ours in '94. You can't even put a price on a Cup.
Many people say the Rangers "sold their soul" in 94. Emptied out the prospect cubbard. I was too young to know.

I started watching in late 96 97 season, and then grew up on Rangers teams that I loved but we all know missed the playoffs for 7 seasons in a row.

I don't want to see that again.

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