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09-06-2007, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Levitate View Post
Eh, we should be used to it by now, and there is a legit point in there. The Rangers defense is not that dynamic, and has no big names...but that doesn't mean it's weak and is/will be their downfall.

Honestly, if Rozsival can put together a consistent season, I might actually consider him a legit top pairing defenseman, and everyone else is solid, if unspectacular at what they do. Having another top tier guy in there could definitely help, but I basically feel like the players the Rangers have on D right now aren't going to be what makes or breaks this team. The Rangers didn't have such great GA totals over the second half of the season *just* because of Lundqvist (though he was obviously a big factor).

Anyways, defense is just the easiest thing to point out about the Rangers. They don't have a big name back there and they don't have a true #1 guy, so everyone is always going to say that's their weakness.
If Staal comes up and plays great and is a top tier conditioned and all that and puts up rookie top points then will they still say no big names?

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