Rangers Oilers Proposal for Pitkanen and Schremp
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06-15-2008, 03:13 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Elmira NY
Part of what has taken Prucha out of the lineup is his one dimensionality--when things are going good he can score. I love his grit but he is physically weak and not very good on his side of the ice, not someone to throw out on the penalty kill.
The Rangers play a system game--that relies a lot on defensive awareness even from the forwards. How might Schremp fit into that?--is a big question. It's not just about being flashy and scoring. He's not going to replace a Jagr if he's gone. He does not seem to have a physical game and he has not been tested at the NHL level. Expecting him to come in and take over a top line spot is expecting a lot.
Playoff hockey seems to accentuate a teams weaknesses. Gritty players who can play like Callahan or Avery are fine but when we have no 6' or bigger forwards at all who can grind it out physically--you lose. Actually we do have Dubinsky but it's not enough.
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