Will the PK suffer with Orty gone?
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08-28-2007, 12:03 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Originally Posted by
Son of Steinbrenner
Rozsival is a great #2 defenseman I'm not underating him at all..I just disagree with you when you say "without him we have no d." Every poster on this board can vouch for how I've supported Rozsival from the day he was signed...Through last offseason..Through the cheap pop posts in the begining of last season when moronic posters would call him rossyballs...through the season..through this offseason...
Put simply...The Rangers can survive without Rozsival but couldnt' survive if anything happened to Lundqvist or Jagr...
When talking about the players above I didn't just mean shorthanded...I meant overall EVERYONE of those players could replace Ortmeyer....Ortmeyer was not a flawless penalty killer and as good as he was penalty killing was as bad as he was at even strength...It was time for the Rangers to move on from Ortmeyer and it isn't a knock against Jed to say he was passed in the Rangers system...
The Rangers aren't going to miss what Ortmeyer brought the penalty kill....They have too many good penalty killers for Ortmeyer to be even a noticible loss...
yes at even strength just about all those guys could replace ortmeyer. he was a role player and he played his role well. all i'm saying is that just because there is a potential goal scoring threat doesn't make the pk any better. drury's career high in short handed goals is 3 and straka's is 4. imo that really is not a huge improvement. we will have to wait and see how this team kills penalties this year like broadwayblue said. if it is better than the last 2 years i would be the first one to give them credit but i also already know what we had with ortmeyer. i think that there will be times during kills this year where we say i wish ortmeyer was still out there. his game on that pk was unlike anyone else's. i don't think its wrong to think that it won't be matched next year.
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