Current Rangers who remind you of former Rangers

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  1. Crease

    Crease Chief Justice of the HFNYR Court

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    I'll start.

    I see a lot of Adam Graves in Ryan Callahan. Hard working. Blue collar. Goes to every inch of the ice. Gravey did most of his damage in front of the opposing net -- I think Callahan has more skill -- but both are guys who overachieved, reliably pop in 25-30 a year, and lead by example.
     
  2. mike14

    mike14 Anders Lee's #2 fan

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    hmm, interesting question. Maybe if there was some kind of project going on where we were ranking the great Rangers wingers I'd have more info..... :)
     
  3. Crease

    Crease Chief Justice of the HFNYR Court

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    LOL! Glad you're getting the itch. I'm hoping mid-December I'll have the time to admin that project.
     
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    Dorsett reminds me of a less skilled and less loud version of Avery.
     
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    I see a lot of Tom Poti in Brady Skjei
     
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    Turbosperg Clown Team, Honk Honk!

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    I think the entire current roster reminds me of the entire 1994 roster, so therefore they are going to win the Cup this year.
     
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    Tom Pyatt with Adam Hall.
     
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    Kreider reminds me of Kreider from 2012.
     
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    the way zucc plays reminds me of someone from the early 80s teams but I can't put a finger on who. maybe pavelich??
    he would have fit right in on that brooks coached team
     
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    I think he's MUCH more consistent. The guy is a threat practically every shift he's on. That Kreider brought some energy and finished a few plays.
     
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    Pouliot has Higgins' snakebitten hands, the size of Wolski, and the ability to take a momentum killing penalty like Voros.

    Dorsett reminds me a little of Hollweg but with more skill.
     
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    You mean a little of Hollweg with skill period?
     
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    Tawnos A guy with a bass

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    Stepan's skillset reminds me somewhat of Turcotte.
     
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    Miller and Dubinsky
    Stralman and Karpovtsev

    That's about it, really. Everyone else is too distinct to make a direct comparison.
     
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    Everyone try to think of the closest comparable to Zuccarello.

    Uh...
     
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    Would have to go with Mats Naslund there.
     
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    That would be outside the parameters set out in the thread title.
     
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    Theo Fleury? About the same size. Fleury in his prime was a much better scorer, but both guys play with a bit of en edge and both find ways to create space for themselves. Zucc more of a playmaker. Always looking to find the open man.

    I liken Hagelin a bit to a young Mike York. Both college guys. Smart players. Quick. Always find ways to get the puck and make a play. Hagelin obviously much more dangerous with his skating. And both guys sort of stepped into the NHL without much minor league time, were given a shot for a spot and never looked back. Hopefully Hags' career doesn't rapidly decline like York's did though.
     
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    Yes concur.
    Main difference, IMO Graves more muscle. Cally more speed.
    But both similar.
     
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    Thanks. Now, I'm terrified.
     
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    its difficult for the younger generation to compare any of our D to any former ranger lol. no one is leetch and everyone else sucked after 97.
     
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    I had the same thought haha.
     
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    Hagelin for Ryan Whitney.

    Feel better now?
     
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    The dominant aspect of Hagelin's game is the weakness that killed York's. Namely speed. York was never quick.
     
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    I see the Miller/Dubinsky comparison.

    Less so the Callahan/Graves one, despite both being heart and soul players.

    Someone once jokingly compared Stepan to Nemchinov and I think that's a solid comparison.



    Surprised no one mentioned Pyatt and Jason Muzzatti. Identical players.
     

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