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06-11-2008, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by RCallahan43 View Post
well they dont have much depth on d

salo ohlund bieksa mitchell, krajicek, edler. they do tend to get injury prone : Salo, Krajicek.
Honestly, I like that top six quite a bit. Not overwhelming, but decently balanced. Add in a cheap veteran #5 for insurance in *gasp* Marek Malik, and that gives them some injury wiggle room.

Now I don't see Vancouver and the remaining front office personnel salivating over a Malik reunion, but I would put money on Rutherford exploring that option.

Originally Posted by RCallahan43 View Post
Compaired to the Rangers Staal played 80 games, Rozsival played 80 games, Girardi 82 games, Tyutin 82 games, that is amazing 4 fulltime players on d to play alot of the year. Mara 61 games with a small injury and in and out of lineup. Malik played 42 games same thing little injury and in and out of lineup.

Rangers to have 4 of the top 4 dman to play most of the year is amazing.
This is a note that I don't see most Ranger fans appreciate. And it has less to do w/ the actual players. The Rangers medical staff the last few years has done a bang up and unheralded job. Obviously injury prevention is something you can never numerically measure, but ancedotally the last 3 seasons, the Rangers have had a decent showing in health and I don't think it's a fluke.

I hope for even larger strides in the medical side of the Rangers organization. A top 5 medical staff and thorough prevention programs can effectively add 10% to your salary cap figure.

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