Originally posted on Rangers Report  |  Last updated 1/9/12
I’m going to be interviewed on this documentary I told you about a while ago—about the 1993-94 Rangers. So last night I was studying up, going over some of the things that happened that year, reading accounts of the season (re-reading my book on Mark Messier), etc. And I got to thinking how this season is going very much like that one. I don’t think these Rangers are those Rangers by any means, and I do think that this Rangers team is still too young to be considered a favorite this early in the season, and certainly doesn’t have the offensive firepower that team had, nor, to be honest, the overall toughness and veteran leadership. I mean, that team was a win-now team, a team built over a couple of years at tremendous cost. It had one shot, took that shot, won by the slimmest of margins, and never won again. This team is building toward that, toward being a team that will eventually have a win-now year, and maybe have several shots at the Stanley Cup. But the similarities that struck
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