Originally posted by Chrisrud@Mar 3 2004, 09:00 PM
Yea he is only 21 so he does have some upside. To be honest they could have gotten anyone and I would not have liked the deal. I love Leetch, he is the heart and soul of that team. It just seems like they could have gotten more. However, Gonchar was dealt today for basically nothing.
Chris, I'm almost ashamed to say this cause Leetch is one of my all-time favorite Rangers ... right there with Messier
But you know me ... my ideas about football extend to all sports ... if I'm not winning with old guys than I will always exchange them for young guys
Like I said, I'm ashamed to even say that here cause I have such affection for Brian Leetch ... but from a hockey standpoint, removing emotion from the equation, I believe this was a house cleaning the Rangers had to make ... getting youth in return was the way to go
Again, in this case I am ashamed to make that admission