: Larry Brooks:
Since 10/17,Rangers 2nd worst team in NHL
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12-09-2009, 08:39 AM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Westchester, NY
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I don't know why it's so hard for some of you guys to understand this...
We won those first 7 because we were a team that was well prepared coming out of training camp who was playing an entirely new system. No one knew what to expect from us. Other teams started more slowly and had some trouble getting going which also contributed to us "seeming" better.
The truth of the matter is, once we played a few games, teams were able to scout us and see how our new uptempo system worked and that's all she wrote. Torts system is a 1-trick pony and with rookie defense and mediocre talent aside from Gaborik and a bunch of 2nd and 3rd line grinders it doesn't even work well.
Now we are playing a pseudo-Renney style which I think is partly necessary, back to the same old snooze fest though... and we aren't even winning games playing defense-first with light forecheck.
This team looks like they're the 06-07 Jagr year... offense is made by 1 person, except Gaborik can't make ice for himself like Jagr could...Gaborik needs a playmaker.
Therefore, we need a new system every 8 games
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