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09-17-2008, 01:42 PM
John Torturella
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Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
have lacked pure goal scorers over the years. Forget the slap shot - let's talk about shots that hit the net where the goalie ain't. Either the Rangers forwards (and defensemen) are being too fine and trying to hit corners and miss, or the Rangers' forwards (or defensemen) are unskilled and just shoot haphazzardly because they were taught if you put pucks on the net good things happen, or the Rangers forwards (or defensemen) are too small/not good in traffic and they can't get off the good shots from in close, or they just flat-out can't hit the net (like most of their point guys). I think that's what we've seen - forget the type of shot. What's missing are pure goal scorers. Too much dipsy-do and fancy schmancy - not enough grit and guys putting the puck in a good place.
You drilled it. You dont see many shots that just beat the goalie. Whenever our guys take shots it seems to be right into their chests. They have been missing the Zherdev that makes the goalie look like an idiot.

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