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01-28-2010, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluenote13 View Post
Thats the thing Jersey, they can hardly put together a full 60 minutes of dominant hockey. Every team thats in contention at least has a few of those under their belt, seems like we don't have one. Maybe i'm exaggerating a bit, but I seriously can't remember when this team looked hungry for a win the full 60. The Devil game a few weeks ago came close.

Even the pretty mediocre teams of the 1980's had fight in them. They were far from talented so they got by on grit and speed, north and south.

In the end its just a mish mash of varying player types, too little talent, but more importanttly not enough toughness or confidence in their play.
The last New York Rangers team that, throughout the course of the entire season, played good, fundamentally sound, creative hockey more often than not was the Cup team. None of Sather's teams have been great, and since the lockout, you can hardly call anyone of them teams. It's all Lundqvist and either Jagr, Gaborik, or in the case of last season, no one. Just Lundqvist. It's a one man team, and a team that can't even develop anything resembling a proper cycle in the other team's zone more than one or two times a game.

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