You have to be willing and patient to let these kids grow and mature and make mistakes, and not try to accelerate the process, because if you do, you wind up making mistakes that can cost you for years down the road. We’ve done well, we made the playoffs this year with a tremendous amount of adversity and injury, and unfortunately lost in the first round, but I think the Rangers are definitely going the right way as far as building a team.”
I am guessing that John Tortorella has made his vision known of how the team should be developed and he has Mark Messier on his team. I am as well and we have seen in the past on how rushing players can be detrimental to their development. I trust the Rangers management and coaches to make the right decisions with players and develop them accordingly.