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11-03-2005, 02:50 PM
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How about Ruslan Fedetenko, Michael Handzus and Darcy Tucker up front and on d I'd love to see Barret Jackman, L. Visnovsky and M. Norstrom.

From the past I always liked Joel Otto and he'd have been a great on the Rangers team. Also I wish we'd held on the Mike Ridley; had a great rookie season then got shipped out for that one season wonder B. Carpenter. Finally would have loved to seen Jethro in a Rangers uniform just to f with the Isles fans.

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why not Langevin, Morrow, Nystrom and Gillies?

Three guys I never wanted and attribute the Rangers' skid after 1997 to are Kurri, McSorley and Churla.

Didn't want Nedved either.

Many others, especially Driver, Hatcher and Popovic, go without saying.
Coudln't stand Driver. Every time the puck came to the blue line it seemed to bounce past him and out of the zone. Every time we had a power play and i saw him out there i was pissed.

Forgot Hatcher even played for us (shows how memorable it was).

Ironically Popovic I thought played quiet, positional hockey for us. I didn't really mind him all that much.

I REALLY could have done without Brent Fedyk.

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11-03-2005, 02:55 PM
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I loved Jackman too...

I remember saying I wanted the Rangers to trade down in the draft to get him, and another pick. I love hard-hitting defensemen that get the job done.

Fedyk??? Gretzky's shotgun rider? Man, I tried to forget about those days...

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11-03-2005, 03:03 PM
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Martin Gelinas I've always liked.

I like Morrow.

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11-03-2005, 03:04 PM
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Three guys I never wanted and attribute the Rangers' skid after 1997 to are Kurri, McSorley and Churla.

Didn't want Nedved either.

Many others, especially Driver, Hatcher and Popovic, go without saying.
Although I didn't want any of the three (Kurri, McSorley and Churla) I gotta give Churla credit for playing his heart out. Taking on the Grim Reaper with a broken orbital bone was not only the stupidest thing I've ever seen a guy do but also the gutiest. We gave up way to much in the deal but I gotta say I liked Churla.

Driver on the other hand was the biggest waste of money I've ever seen in a Rangers uniform. Thanks to that wonderful no trade clause he had we had to suffer with him for 3 seasons. What a joke!

Hatcher was just hanging on to his career when he came to the Rangers and was just a complete waste. Kinda like Ulanov and Karpa. To think that we kept sending down Kloucek to Hartford so that Ulanov and Karpa could stink up the ice. Another waste!

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11-03-2005, 03:08 PM
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Do you consider Brendan Shannahan a superstar? I met him and Mueller at a little league awards dinner when I was little and even though I came out of the womb a Rangers fan I would have laiked to have had Shannahan in a Rangers jersey at some point... I still have the Devils pennant with both of their autographs in the botom of a trunk somewhere.

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11-03-2005, 03:10 PM
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gotta give Churla credit for playing his heart out

One of my favorite memories as a Ranger fan was watching Shane Churla beat the crap out of Mike Peluso in the swamp a few years back. Peluso beat up like 2 or 3 Rangers in a preseason game and the Devil fans were super obnoxious that day... but in the 3rd period Curla came out, drop the gloves right after a face off and pounded Peluso.... God I hated Peluso!

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11-03-2005, 03:11 PM
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Shanahan to be is probably a superstar, though I'd have loved him in a Ranger uniform.

I loved the fact that he was a big, physical right handed LW. I modeled a lot of my game after him. I was the same size, same shot, scored the same way and shifted over to center like him from time to time.

He was nearly a Ranger once. But we held on to Kovalev....{sigh}.

Amonte is at the borderline superstar level for me. Always one of my favorites.

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11-03-2005, 03:13 PM
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11-03-2005, 03:13 PM
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Chris Drury
Erik Cole
Dave Scatchard
Steve Konowalchuk
Dave Reid
Guy Carbonneau
Darryl Sydor
Kirk Maltby
Ethan Moreau
Jason Smith
Sean Hill
Joel Otto
Shjon Podein
Rod Brind'Amour
Ruslan Fedotenko
Darcy Tucker
Mark Bell
Kyle Calder
Jarkko Ruutu
Steve Begin
Brendan Witt
Tuomo Ruutu (not really a superstar yet but on the way if he can get healthy again)

Oh and from someone else's list, Handzus and Visnovsky.

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11-03-2005, 03:15 PM
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Chris Drury
Erik Cole
Dave Scatchard
Steve Konowalchuk
Dave Reid
Guy Carbonneau
Darryl Sydor
Kirk Maltby
Ethan Moreau
Jason Smith
Sean Hill
Joel Otto
Shjon Podein
Rod Brind'Amour
Ruslan Fedotenko
Darcy Tucker
Mark Bell
Kyle Calder
Jarkko Ruutu
Steve Begin
Brendan Witt
That list could do without Ruutu.

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11-03-2005, 03:16 PM
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i want gary roberts back

i believe he holds the NHL record for the most post-goal face-washes laid on opposing defensemen

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11-03-2005, 03:17 PM
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11-03-2005, 03:27 PM
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Always liked Moreau as well. Liked a lot of guys from that 94 draft.

I almost forgot about one who just retired: Adam Deadmarsh. Loved that guy.

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Adam Foote
I would consider Adam Foote a superstar.. but that's just my opinion.

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11-03-2005, 03:31 PM
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Solid yes, but not a superstar.

Stevens, Jovanovski, Leetch are superstars. Foote isn't quite there.

To me a superstar is just on a different level than the rest of the league.

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11-03-2005, 03:47 PM
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Mike York
Matty Barnaby

Eric Staal (since even before this season. guess hes a star now)

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11-03-2005, 03:51 PM
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Sami Kapanen
This guy works his butt off every game. He is small, yes, but goes to the boards and takes some pain to get the puck. Had an underrated 2-way-game till some time last season, when he played on D for the Flyers. Can play anything.
Always on the wrong team, though. Canes, Flyers...

Jere Lehtinen as well.
Brenden Morrow, if he doesn't count as star ("calling for a Dallas STARs joke").
Stephane Yelle
Mark Bell
Adam Deadmarsh

On D: Adam Foote, Jason Smith. For the bottom lines: Bob Boughner, Jon Klemm.

And i wanted Nieminen in Ranger blue, badly! Hope he can find his game.

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11-03-2005, 03:57 PM
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I almost forgot about one who just retired: Adam Deadmarsh. Loved that guy.
Deadmarsh and Ricci were the first two off the top of my head. Konowalchuk is another. Shayne Corson is another.

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11-03-2005, 04:03 PM
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A couple of people have said Guy Carbonneau. Can a guy win all those Selke Trophies and still be a non-superstar? If so, then was Bob Gainey not a superstar?

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Stu Barnes and maybe Scott Young. We should be GM's.

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11-03-2005, 04:22 PM
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I completely agree with the Sami Kapanen call, man, I even forgot about him.

Id say Mike Ricci... that was my pick before I noticed that other dude mentioning him. I like Martin Erat and Maxim Afinogenov...

Let me think of some others here...

I like Datsyuk, but, Im sure he'll be up there before long, so, he doesnt really count

The Norstrom call is nice.. Hejduk would be good.. Tomas Holmstrom, Fredrik Modin, Samsonov, Satan, Kimmo Timonen... good enough!

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11-03-2005, 04:26 PM
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Samsonov and Satan.

I wonder if those guys would've become real superstars if the league had been more wide open (like now) when they 1st broke in. Both have tremendous speed and skill.

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Wow...

I didn't realize anybody liked Churla. I remember once when Campbell talked about him as having a different agenda, meaning he was taking stupid penalties and trying to start fights, as opposed to going out there and playing hockey. He had a great goal against Montreal in the playoffs, however...Kovalev's shot hit him in the arse!

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11-03-2005, 04:37 PM
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Gary Roberts
Doug Gilmour in his non "superstar" years. Was he ever really a bonafide superstar though?

Imagine Messier line one center and Gilmour line 2 center during the 90's, man. Those are 2 guys I've always idolized their playing style...

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