Ranger fan's have now officially started
the countdown to July 1st, waiting to see who the Rangers will throw their
money at during this year's off-season. With this year's free agent
crop loaded with big name talent, Glen Sather's main target without a
doubt should be Bobby Holik. Put simply, Holik is what this team
lacks. Having Holik center a second line behind Lindros would put fear
into almost any team facing the Rangers. Not only would they have to
control Lindros and Bure, they'd also have to focus on Holik's line.
Petr Nedved is a very talented player, but let's face it team's don't fear
Glen Sather deserves some credit for
trying to bring exciting open ice hockey to New York, but this is the age
of the dreaded trap. You just can't play open ice hockey.
Bryan Trottier is the perfect coach for
this team. He's won 4 championships as a player and one as a coach. He
would bring the Av's style of play to NYC (translation: defense and
offense). If not Trottier, how about giving Ted Nolan another shot. After
all the Guy only turned around a horrible team and won coach of the year
Sather has to re-sign Mike Richter.
Sign Richter to a two year deal, with a third year option. Glen, You might
not like Richter, but Ranger fan's everywhere do. Bringing Curtis
Joseph in here is not going to help. Try helping Richter by signing or
making a trade for a stay-home physical defenseman...better yet, stop
signing the Ulanov's of the NHL and let Kloucek and Purinton do the job.
Not only do the Rangers need to sign Holik,
they also need to go after Billy Guerin. Guerin would be a perfect fit
playing with Lindros and Bure. Or you can play him with Holik. How nice
would that be?
Again, how about skipping over the
defensemen this off-season. How about instead letting Kloucek and Purinton
play. If not, Then trade them for Mr. Hatcher out there in Dallas.
And last thing, how about bringing back
Hlavac. Reunite the Czech Line. They only scored 90 scored.
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