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Thread: Starting Six: Should Have Been Edition

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    Starting Six: Should Have Been Edition

    The Premise: Build your top six players through the years that were either heavily rumoured, had deals "on the table", or would have just been the right fit at the right time. Three forwards, two defencemen, and a goalie. Feel free to add a coach into the mix as well.

    As the replies come in, we'll build a full roster of the most popular answers to make the "All Shoulda-Been" Team.

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    Keith Tkachuk - Joe Sakic - Alex Radulov
    Shea Weber - Sheldon Souray
    Nikolai Khabibulin


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    BSBH All Shoulda-Been:

    Keith Tkachuk - Joe Sakic - Right Wing
    Ilya Kovalchuk - Petr Forsberg - Right Wing
    Left Wing - Center - Right Wing
    Left Wing - Center - Right Wing

    Shea Weber - Zdeno Chara
    Defenseman - Defenseman
    Defenseman - Defenseman

    Nikolai Khabibulin
    Goalie

    Head Coach
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    Steven Stamkos - Nathan MacKinnon - Bobby Ryan
    Chara - Jovanovski
    Vokoun


    Can't really think for goaltending. I know a few wanted Vokoun for a backup rental on season, about 10 years ago.
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    Tony Amonte, Alexei Cherepanov, Pavel Bure

    We had all these guys but they never got their chance to shine.

    I didn't know Nikolai Khabibulin was rumored. That would have been cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    Tony Amonte, Alexei Cherepanov, Pavel Bure

    We had all these guys but they never got their chance to shine.

    I didn't know Nikolai Khabibulin was rumored. That would have been cool.
    That's not what this thread is for. It's about guys who never became Rangers but should have. Amonte and Bure were both Rangers, and Cherepanov was a drafted prospect.
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    Keith Tkachuk - Mats Sundin - Petr Forsberg

    Shea Weber - Tomas Kaberle

    Nikolai Khabibulin
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    Starting Six: Should Have Been Edition

    That kind of sucks because we DID have Lindros but we could have had him in his prime.

    And I think we had Gordie Howe in our minor league system and didn’t sign him—would he count toward this scenario?

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    I'll go with:

    Stamkos - Sakic - Forsberg - Forward
    Chara - Weber - Defense

    Maybe I'm losing my cookies but I think we had a shot a Hasek before he got dealt to Detroit..

    So I'll say Hasek - Goalie

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    Wasn't Kovalchuk strongly rumored to want to sign with the Rangers in 2010? Gotta have him up front.

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    Zach Parise (At least his dad wanted him in NY) - Jason Arnott (This is gonna needa 4th line center) - Jarome Iginla (When wasn't he rumored to NY?)

    Alexei Semenov (Need a third pair too) - Chris Chelios

    Nikolai Khabibulin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morphinity View Post
    Wasn't Kovalchuk strongly rumored to want to sign with the Rangers in 2010? Gotta have him up front.
    Yup. Before that, even. I think it was after his ELC — the Rangers would have been in all kinds of tampering trouble if any of it got out. They had him touring the city, looking at apartments and shit. Same as they did for Weber when they were going to sign him to an offer sheet. Except that was at least legal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Yup. Rangers were in all kinds of tampering trouble if any of it got out LOL. They had him touring the city, looking at apartments and shit. Same as they did for Weber when they were going to sign him to an offer sheet. Except that was at least legal.
    I thought Weber came out saying that he didn't want to play in a big city like NY at one point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew a Penalty View Post
    I thought Weber came out saying that he didn't want to play in a big city like NY at one point?
    Yes, after touring.

    https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/...ers-shea-weber
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew a Penalty View Post
    I thought Weber came out saying that he didn't want to play in a big city like NY at one point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew a Penalty View Post
    I thought Weber came out saying that he didn't want to play in a big city like NY at one point?
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    He’s from a ridiculously small town in BC so it’s no surprise he felt that way.

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    Yet, hilariously enough, ended up in Montréal, and signed an offer sheet with Philadelphia. Notoriously small-town... err, cities?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Yet, hilariously enough, ended up in Montréal, and signed an offer sheet with Philadelphia. Notoriously small-town... err, cities?
    Yeah

    That’s odd in and of itself

    Still, neither of those places are NY

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    Sure but on the spectrum of "small town" to "big city," they're nowhere near the former.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Sure but on the spectrum of "small town" to "big city," they're nowhere near the former.
    I agree

    It’s not as though the NHL has any small towns to choose from though

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangersIn7 View Post
    I agree

    It’s not as though the NHL has any small towns to choose from though
    Well, no, but small "markets," which might have been what he was after. Or, given the Philly offer sheet, he just didn't want to come to New York?
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    I'd say maybe he didn't want to play for Torts, but he signed an offer sheet for a team coached by Laviolette. Not exactly too different.

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