I love Zubov, trading him away was the second biggest mistake Smith made (the Nordstrom deal was the biggest). That said, Leetch would be a better fit hands down. Bring back Leetch!
Agreed! The franchise has gone downhill since the trades you mentioned.The Nordstrom trade ranks as one of the worst in Ranger history. The Middleton trade for Hodge may have been the worst of all. Hoqwever, Smith ran the franchise into the ground.
If we are going to rebuild, lets rebuild. Bringing in guys who are in their mid/late 30's is what has kept us from sucking just enough to never truly benefit from sucking. THe lack of a dominant guy for the PP (which sucked WITH Leetch, btw) creates a terrific opportunity for a young player to step up and become that dominant guy. In order for young talent to excel, it has to be given the chance to do so. I love Leetch, but the 90s are over. It's time to move on... no Zubov, no Leetch, IMO.
Just thinking why not get him back for a couple of seasons, he is younger then leetch and good on the powerplay. we need at least 1 vet, get rid of rachunek in a package deal.
what do u think?
It would be nice to have him but if I had to pick between Zubov and Leetch it would be Leetch hands down. Alot of posters will proulbly say neither stay with youth but on A rebiulding team Leetch would be a big help to help with the youth movement. Heart and talant which Leetch is loaded with could only be A plus.
the 90s are over so let's bring in Zubov...thought Zuby had his best years in the 90s, and at 35, isn't 25 anymore. All else being nearly equal, if I'm bringing in a vet to fill a hole, I want to bring in a Leetch-type, a teacher and a leader. No slight to Zubov.