it's got to be jagr and ill tell you why. leetch, mess, richter will always be the most lovable guys in the 90's, but the rangers didn't make the playoffs in this decade. this year looks to be hopefully the year we do it, so the leading scorer on the rangers and so far the nhl has to be the player of the decade, even tho he's only played 60 games or so as a ranger.
In all honesty, I vote for NO ONE. Perhaps a person is deserving in some way but no performance is. I suspect that this year and the next 4 may produce some track records that are worthy of celebration. Call me in 2010.
agree. we would be better off picking from the last decade. then I would say Leech.
The Rangers would be a completely different team today, including a playoff birth in 2002/2003 if Pavel Bure never got injured and would still be on the team. He was playing that good.
Matthew Barnaby would have been a fantastic fit on this team and still alittle ticked we played hardball with him to the point where he took off to Chicago. Nemo can be good and exceptional at times, but I'd still rather have Barnaby here instead.
It's a sad story how Mike Richter's career ended the way it did having to be carried off the ice. It's bittersweet however that it was injuries that have him as a career "True Blue". If he were healthy and playing, he would have been dealt seasons ago.
Brian Leetch is one of the finest Rangers to ever wear the jersey and I'd love to be able to save him from Boston, where that team is going through the same fate that he was stuck with here for years. However, he's not exactly showing he'd be what the Rangers lack on the blueline either. Yeah maybe he could get rejuvenated playing for a winning Rangers team, but there's also a fine line between what feels right and what makes the most sense for the Rangers.
In retrospect, Bobby Holik was probably the biggest waste of time and money of the decade/Sather era. He ended up bringing absolutely nothing to the table. However, who would have figured?
Aside from Jagr obviously, Darius Kasparaitis has probably been the best example of money well spent. He's been solid on the ice and a big leader for the kids off the ice. It's win/win with this guy.
Mark Messier night is the absolute last time I ever want to see Alex Kovalev in a Rangers jersey again.
We all love Mess and what he brought to us in the 90's and yes, he's one of hockey's greats of all time who deserved every damn minute of last night and then some... I'm just also happy that when I want to see #11 when I go to the Garden, I have to look up and not down.
Eric Lindros for all the hype, turned out to be a bigger, taller Petr Nedved. He'll flash you all his skill and can be impressive as long as you don't touch him. I don't mean to knock them too much as I do believe they tried (for the most part) to bring winning to the Garden.
Kevin Weekes may give you reason to , but I'll take him anyday of the week over Mike Dunhum.
Anyway, as far as the poll is concerned...I voted Theo Fleury. Why? Cause That's my boy. Theo's the man. He brought it all... and then some. Well, alot actually. He would've been great with the Thank You Fans! propaganda the NHL is doing this season. Isle fan's curse Theo in the box? **** the fans...