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Originally Posted by The Mouth View Post
I guess it's the coaching philosophy perhaps. We had Renney for awhile and now Torts who had to adopt a defense first attitude because of last years Team.

The rangers never seem to have a run and gun team, it may be because we have been blessed to have some very solid goaltenders in the last 25 years. VBK, Richter, Hank that those teams feel they could win with defense first.

Although I really cant say that for Richter as much.

The only answer I really have any faith in is that they rarely draft high scoring forwards, before the cap they were horrendous at money management and talent evaluation.

They also never finish low enough to grab those young guns and stockpile them.
I always get confused when anyone says we have a "defense first" system. I always think it looks like we are defense first because we can't score.

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