Hartfords lines/ Rangers depth
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07-27-2007, 07:42 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
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Liffiton does have a physical edge but what is his skating ability and positioning like?
If he can avoid being a liability on those areas then he has definitely got a chance to make the Rangers because liek you said, he brings something that most of our D doesnt have. His problem is there are so many people already in NY.
I cant help thinking that we'll move a D man or two before camp.
Personally, I dont see Liffiton making it full-time, he is just too slow and weak positionally to cut it. I see him being like Jason Strudwick, a seventh defensman at best.
But if he really will play on the top pairing in Hartford, which defenceman could be demoted next year?
EDIT: I also am not sure that Liffiton is a favorite of Renney. I do remember in his first callup, he was only called up because the two dman ahead of him, Lampman and Baranka, were both hurt at the time. Also in his games, I remember him not playing alot and Renney rotating just 5 dman.
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