Originally posted by NYR112935:
Originally posted by Double R:
I think what some of you are overlooking here is that the Rangers roster as of right now hasn't been finalized just yet. I'm quite sure there are a few more pieces yet to be added, whether it's via free agency or through our farm system. Wait until all the pieces are in place before making all of the angst-ridden comments.
You mistook me DoubleR. They aren't "angst-ridden" comments, and I'm not trying to come off as being negative. Merely pointing out the fact that if the season started today those 3 guys would most likely be our 4th line, and to me it isn't good enough.
Who knows? With the players we've lost this offseason it could change this team's identity from the last couple of seasons. I think Torts plays a big hand in that, but it's hard to replace all of that work ethic/willingness. Dubinsky, Prust, Feds, Anisimov, and even Mitchell gave us a lot of good minutes in important situations last season. Can we overcome it? Sure we can, but as I've already stated I don't have the same confidence that Rupp, Asham, or even Halpern could do the same if called upon.
I too think this team will make another couple of moves, especially with Gaborik's injury. It has to be the right guy though. I wouldn't pay Shane Doan upwards of 5 million(for example). It would be ideal if Miller/Thomas/Bourque could make the jump this year. Again, we shall see.