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Jan Levine
New York Rangers
Joined: 09.16.2005

Aug 11 @ 4:38 PM ET
Jan Levine: NHL Network ranks Rangers' prospect pool #1 in the league Maybe this will some who read the blog happy....
systemtool
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Real men always have to poo, ON
Joined: 09.12.2007

Aug 11 @ 4:43 PM ET
Happy for the Rangers and their fans.

It's about time teams like Toronto and the NYR go full scorched earth rebuild. Its exciting times, or will be soon, for Ranger fans.
rrentz
New York Rangers
Location: HUNTINGTON, NY
Joined: 07.13.2009

Aug 11 @ 4:45 PM ET
Most on here are very optimistic about the future Jan. Only a couple of sour pills are ruining our excitement.

Is the rebuild perfect? Probably not, but it's pretty dam close. Only ?? Is at center, and if anyone can fill the #2 slot behind Zib, but that is nothing to go crazy about. I Have full faith in JD and Gorton!
Jan Levine
New York Rangers
Joined: 09.16.2005

Aug 11 @ 4:48 PM ET
Most on here are very optimistic about the future Jan. Only a couple of sour pills are ruining our excitement.

Is the rebuild perfect? Probably not, but it's pretty dam close. Only ?? Is at center, and if anyone can fill the #2 slot behind Zib, but that is nothing to go crazy about. I Have full faith in JD and Gorton!

- rrentz

I know and I understand being skeptical. But JD and Gorton deserve credit for what they have done to date and the benefit of the doubt to see what the future brings.
blueshirts_fan
New York Rangers
Location: NY
Joined: 01.28.2012

Aug 11 @ 4:53 PM ET
Jan, it's not many people just certain ones. they feel they know better than anyone else and their words should be heeded over the people who get paid to do this. How they didn't end up in the NHL is truly beyond reason. Obviously those of us not in the know are more than happy to let Gorton and Co run this team as they see fit and we can either see if the work pans out and rejoice or we can all say the sky is falling because the rebuild didn't take long enough.


I'll be honest I was not totally behind the Panarin signing, but it happened and I think that provides us with a better view of what we can expect Gorton to do and adding Trouba yeah I have no doubt that the future is bright and I can't wait for the season to start!
rrentz
New York Rangers
Location: HUNTINGTON, NY
Joined: 07.13.2009

Aug 11 @ 5:09 PM ET
Jan, it's not many people just certain ones. they feel they know better than anyone else and their words should be heeded over the people who get paid to do this. How they didn't end up in the NHL is truly beyond reason. Obviously those of us not in the know are more than happy to let Gorton and Co run this team as they see fit and we can either see if the work pans out and rejoice or we can all say the sky is falling because the rebuild didn't take long enough.


I'll be honest I was not totally behind the Panarin signing, but it happened and I think that provides us with a better view of what we can expect Gorton to do and adding Trouba yeah I have no doubt that the future is bright and I can't wait for the season to start!

- blueshirts_fan



The odds are with this NYR team doing well in the next year or so. Can't split hairs right now
TommyGTrain
New York Rangers
Location: Part of NJ where its Taylor Ham not pork roll
Joined: 05.19.2017

Aug 11 @ 6:01 PM ET
I used to work with a guy who hit a $100k lottery jackpot years ago. You would think he would be happy and enjoy the winnings and his good fortune. NOPE! He bitterly complained about his tax "problem" for the rest of that year.

My point is: there are always going to be people that are miserable and unhappy in their lives and in their sport teams. I just ignore the negativity of the select few here and focus on how GREAT our off-season has been... It really has been an AMAZING transformation of the Rangers roster since "The Letter" was issued and I am looking forward to this coming season. I can't wait to see our progress manifest itself on the ice.

LETS GO RANGERS!
HealthyScratch6
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 09.13.2014

Aug 11 @ 6:47 PM ET
Not according to habs fans
Ross77
Winnipeg Jets
Joined: 11.21.2014

Aug 11 @ 6:50 PM ET
Dont over think these rankings. Absolutely not knocking the Rangers, their youth and talent coming up looks great. Just saying if you look at the top 10 ranked prospects/systems 4 years ago, only the Jets have made a conference final and it also had Buffalo, Edmonton and Zona in top 4; How’s that working out for them?
rrentz
New York Rangers
Location: HUNTINGTON, NY
Joined: 07.13.2009

Aug 11 @ 6:54 PM ET
Dont over think these rankings. Absolutely not knocking the Rangers, their youth and talent coming up looks great. Just saying if you look at the top 10 ranked prospects/systems 4 years ago, only the Jets have made a conference final and it also had Buffalo, Edmonton and Zona in top 4; How’s that working out for them?
- Ross77


You are right!

Prospects won't become anything without good development, coaching, and system in place, and that doesn't always make a prospect a good NHLer either.
blueshirts_fan
New York Rangers
Location: NY
Joined: 01.28.2012

Aug 11 @ 7:33 PM ET
Dont over think these rankings. Absolutely not knocking the Rangers, their youth and talent coming up looks great. Just saying if you look at the top 10 ranked prospects/systems 4 years ago, only the Jets have made a conference final and it also had Buffalo, Edmonton and Zona in top 4; How’s that working out for them?
- Ross77



Also keep in mind that while having good or great prospects is awesome its not an individual game but how they play together. (Was it) Lingren who did really poopty with the pack came up to bigs and did really well before he was injured. you can't just focus on one player doing well but look who he is playing with.
jnyfive
New York Rangers
Joined: 02.07.2010

Aug 11 @ 8:14 PM ET
Also keep in mind that while having good or great prospects is awesome its not an individual game but how they play together. (Was it) Lingren who did really poopty with the pack came up to bigs and did really well before he was injured. you can't just focus on one player doing well but look who he is playing with.
- blueshirts_fan


That was Libor Hajek. Team got ripped from bringing him up and even asking for him in the trade and he looked very stable on the backend. Kind of shows just how bad Hartford was.
blueshirts_fan
New York Rangers
Location: NY
Joined: 01.28.2012

Aug 11 @ 9:22 PM ET
That was Libor Hajek. Team got ripped from bringing him up and even asking for him in the trade and he looked very stable on the backend. Kind of shows just how bad Hartford was.
- jnyfive


Libor, Lingren they're similar granted 1 is a first name the other a last but whatever.
patersonnick46
Location: Keyport, NJ
Joined: 08.26.2018

Aug 11 @ 10:11 PM ET
The negativity comes from people who just don't understand that the cap space is a part of hockey in a much bigger way than they think! Last year I saw a team that didn't quit! They wouldn't stop fighting until the game was over and it was great to watch. With the additions of Panarin, Kakko, Fox, Kravtsov, Trouba & Shesterkin is HUGH!!! Kakko and Kravstov are NHL ready! Fox may need a little longer but we have a ton of talent that is ready to start and play more. Let's not forget Miller will be here next year and this guy is a beast!!! I can't wait for this all to start!!!!!
rrentz
New York Rangers
Location: HUNTINGTON, NY
Joined: 07.13.2009

Aug 11 @ 10:49 PM ET
The negativity comes from people who just don't understand that the cap space is a part of hockey in a much bigger way than they think! Last year I saw a team that didn't quit! They wouldn't stop fighting until the game was over and it was great to watch. With the additions of Panarin, Kakko, Fox, Kravtsov, Trouba & Shesterkin is HUGH!!! Kakko and Kravstov are NHL ready! Fox may need a little longer but we have a ton of talent that is ready to start and play more. Let's not forget Miller will be here next year and this guy is a beast!!! I can't wait for this all to start!!!!!
- patersonnick46



That's more like it👍
Brukie
New York Rangers
Location: Putnam, NY
Joined: 06.14.2011

Aug 11 @ 11:12 PM ET
I know and I understand being skeptical. But JD and Gorton deserve credit for what they have done to date and the benefit of the doubt to see what the future brings.


Sorry Jan Im just a little pessimist and off course some of the posters dont like it. JG has made some nice draft choices and we acquired some nice talent but like another posted said, some other teams had some very high ranked prospect pools and it hasnt turned out well for them. So until we see it on the ice, its very nice to say but it isnt a reality yet.

Gorton has also had some bizarre signings. Names, Spooner, Smith, and Shatty and because of bad cap management lost Shatty for nothing.

Im hoping Panarin is just another player added to a long list of failed free agent signings.
Brukie
New York Rangers
Location: Putnam, NY
Joined: 06.14.2011

Aug 11 @ 11:32 PM ET
Im hoping Panarin is just another player added to a long list of failed free agent signings.



Im hoping Panarin is *NOT just another player added to a long list of failed free agent signings.
jimbo83
New York Rangers
Location: LETS GO RANGERS, NY
Joined: 06.27.2007

Aug 12 @ 6:11 AM ET
[quote=Brukie]


jimbo83
New York Rangers
Location: LETS GO RANGERS, NY
Joined: 06.27.2007

Aug 12 @ 6:24 AM ET
I think basically what it comes down to, if you can't be positive about the Rangers after an off season like this one you'll never be happy.


explaining to someone that it's going to be fantastic that Kakko and Kravstov will have one of the premiere playmakers that the NHL has had for the last 4 years to play with should not be like banging your head on the wall, but that's what we have to deal with
jimbo83
New York Rangers
Location: LETS GO RANGERS, NY
Joined: 06.27.2007

Aug 12 @ 6:36 AM ET
Panarin with a 5 assist game vs the Devils, OH MY GOD ITS SO AWFUL HE DIDNT SCORE ANY OF THE GOALS

blueshirts_fan
New York Rangers
Location: NY
Joined: 01.28.2012

Aug 12 @ 6:45 AM ET
Panarin with a 5 assist game vs the Devils, OH MY GOD ITS SO AWFUL HE DIDNT SCORE ANY OF THE GOALS


- jimbo83



Gonna have to trade him maybe for a 7th and a b level prospect.
dashripdot
Joined: 07.09.2009

Aug 12 @ 7:02 AM ET
Gotta clear cap space to re-sign Jesper Fast
21peter
New York Rangers
Location: Overlooking the fjord
Joined: 11.18.2014

Aug 12 @ 7:15 AM ET
blueshirts_fan
New York Rangers
Location: NY
Joined: 01.28.2012

Aug 12 @ 7:42 AM ET

- 21peter


I like strawberry milk, has anyone see a pink cow?
NASHTYGUY
New York Rangers
Location: L I , NY
Joined: 10.12.2016

Aug 12 @ 8:44 AM ET
Brukie has a unique way of putting it BUT hes covered all his bets

1. By saying the pessimistic values about FA's or NYR anything it embraces him like a warm blanket in the winter , IF hes wrong , hes so happy with elation and great results he says "I'm so glad i was wrong and jumps on the band wagon along with all the rest of us ,BUT if he's right ,well.... he is spared the fall from hope & expectations,he sits back & crows ...I told you so !!!...
Now its not a bad plan but to coin a phrase ..

"Its better to have & loved & lost THEN to never to have loved at ALL".....

You lose out on all the after glow we get & satisfaction from our team when we won something like a #2 draft slot : most would dream & vision & enjoy the positive scenarios... YOU SEE ALL that can go wrong :

I will leave you with this IF the Catherine Zeta Jone s or Munn of your life came to you and showed you the promised land ,your 1st thought would be ..
" HOW INADEQUATE IM GOING TO MAKE HER FEEL AFTER SHE SEES & GETS SUM OF MINE"

PESSIMISM SUCKS THE LIFE OUT OF YOU CAUSE OF FEAR ..
DONT BE AFRAID ,IT DONT HURT TO BE DISAPPOINTED ,ITS A HUMAN THING
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