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11-03-2005, 04:46 PM
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I wanted to take a flyer on Roberts...

loved the combination of toughness and skill, and his fighting ability. Shame about that injury (neck was it?). Also liked Steve Thomas. Ah, I think I like most North American players that played it tough, were productive, and worked hard. I think that's what it comes down to - and something that's mostly been missing on the Rangers.

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Churla played a hell of a series against Montreal that year in the playoffs, and I think that his forechecking caused alot of problems for the canadien defensemen. He was by far the best of the three Kings received.

Arron Asham
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loved the combination of toughness and skill, and his fighting ability. Shame about that injury (neck was it?). Also liked Steve Thomas. Ah, I think I like most North American players that played it tough, were productive, and worked hard. I think that's what it comes down to - and something that's mostly been missing on the Rangers.
I'm with you on that one completely.

Also had a place in my heart for this kind of players.

Muller was funny though, by the time he was 30 he was done as a scorer.

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11-03-2005, 04:51 PM
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Today in the "new NHL", here is a couple of players I always liked and wouldn't mind having on my team:

Center top 2 lines:
Brendan Morrisson
Henrik Zetterberg

Depth forwards:
Jeff Halpern
Samuel Påhlsson
Shawn Horcoff

D:s
Steve Staios
Sami Salo

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That's a great call, very solid Dman for a very long time.

Here's another one, Glen Wesley.


Rangers I could do without:

Poti
Kamensky
Skrudland
Ciger (sp?)
Hlavac
Weekes (so far)
Dunham

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11-03-2005, 04:55 PM
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That's a great call, very solid Dman for a very long time.

Here's another one, Glen Wesley.


Rangers I could do without:

Poti
Kamensky
Skrudland
Ciger (sp?)
Hlavac
Weekes (so far)
Dunham
I would've LOVED to have Skrudland suring his prime. We got him waaaaaaaaaay too late. But then, that's how we operated then.

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11-03-2005, 05:10 PM
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Long long time ago I wanted Stan Smyl who was a Verbeek type of player with the Canucks. Also Tiger Williams or Terry O'Reilly.

Some guys I'd like now who aren't stars. Adam Hall, Tootoo, Morrow, Colin White,
Reinprecht, Boynton, McKee, Drury, Cole, Souray, Asham, Blake, Mike Fisher, Domi,
Barnaby, Norstrom, Malone, Orpik, Sarich, Dan Boyle, Tucker, Salei, Halpern, Hannan, Derek Morris, Matt Cooke.

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11-03-2005, 05:16 PM
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Completely forgot PJ Axelsson.

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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!
He cared and he gave 110% every night. Considering some of the slugs we had out there he was definetely welcome in the Garden in MO. As to Campbell, old Collie didn't have a place in his heart for any fighter. Not his type of game. Too bad! Campbell would have bashed Joey K. given the chance and that guy was one of the Rangers best enforcers ever even though we got him at the end of his career.

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11-03-2005, 05:33 PM
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loved the combination of toughness and skill, and his fighting ability. Shame about that injury (neck was it?). Also liked Steve Thomas. Ah, I think I like most North American players that played it tough, were productive, and worked hard. I think that's what it comes down to - and something that's mostly been missing on the Rangers.
Yep it was a neck injury suffered while he was with the Flames. Can't remember how although I wanna say it was culmination of hits and cross checks to the upper back that led to the problem. I remember hearing an interview with Gary shortly after he came back after missing most of 2 seasons where he stated that when he retired from Calgary he never thought he would come back. The rest and rehab worked better than anyone thought and he came back. Lot of teams passed on him because of fear that he wouldn't stay healthy. Boy where they wrong!

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11-03-2005, 05:38 PM
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Marco Sturm.

Enough said...the most underrated player!

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Long long time ago I wanted Stan Smyl who was a Verbeek type of player with the Canucks. Also Tiger Williams or Terry O'Reilly.

Some guys I'd like now who aren't stars. Adam Hall, Tootoo, Morrow, Colin White,
Reinprecht, Boynton, McKee, Drury, Cole, Souray, Asham, Blake, Mike Fisher, Domi,
Barnaby, Norstrom, Malone, Orpik, Sarich, Dan Boyle, Tucker, Salei, Halpern, Hannan, Derek Morris, Matt Cooke.
Adam Hall was another player I really wanted and like before he was drafted.

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Probert then as he is now, is the example of what an "enforcer" would have to be to survive.

The guy was feared but don't forget he was also a capable 20 goal, 40 point player as well.

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Ricci,tucker,afinogenov,langenbrunner,Staios,Ozoli nsh,Ryder,Morrow,P.Bergeron

Some of the guys i'd like on my team, some of the are kinda borderline star like Bergeron and ryder.

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Curious, who are some guys who weren't really superstars (doesn't mean they weren't skilled though) who you wanted on your team at some point.

I only ask because about a week ago I had the chance to meet Kirk Muller who was one of my favorite players growing up and who I always wished the Rangers had.
I think Mike York and Kim Johnson would be nice to have. That's not a bash on Sather. I just think they play great games and were Ranger picks, so I have a soft spot in my heart for them.

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11-03-2005, 09:29 PM
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current NHLer I wish played for the rangers is Scott Hannan. He simply gets the job done, very solid blueliner. I also really like Ryan Smyth's style.

Former NHLer would be either Dave Langevin (bam bam) or Real Cloutier or Michel Goulet (I really liked the old nordiques)

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current NHLer I wish played for the rangers is Scott Hannan. He simply gets the job done, very solid blueliner. I also really like Ryan Smyth's style.

Former NHLer would be either Dave Langevin (bam bam) or Real Cloutier or Michel Goulet (I really liked the old nordiques)
Micehl Goulet was as huge star in his prime. If he wasn't playing for Quebec he'd have been more famous.

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Avs fan here (I keep track of your games as well because of Lundqvist).

I would have loved to have Marc Bergevin on our roster once. He always worked hard, but the main reason is what he brought to the locker room. He was considered one of the funniest men in the NHL, and could really use that to ease the tension in the locker room.

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I always liked Mike Ridley.

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11-04-2005, 06:21 AM
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Edge...

it seemed as though when Muller turned 30, he got realllllly slow.

As for Roberts - thought he had a broken neck from an injury, as opposed to a culmination of a lot of pounding. I just forget.

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I'm biased, but PJ Axelsson.

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