Rangers Team Speed
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10-13-2003, 01:53 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Port Jefferson, NY
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IMO, a lack of youth contributes to the seemingly lack of speed. Not having any fresh legs or legs that have jump to their strides makes it seem like guys are lagging.
Teams like MIN with Burns, Bouchard and Brandner and CBS with Nash and Fritsche seem like their faster, but those young guys make it seem so.
I mean, our only young player is Lundmark and he's even a sophomore.
I disagree. You can be 30 and be a heck of alot faster then someone who's 20. Age doesn't mean a thing in this case. Messier is old and he could outskate Richard Scott. Nedved could outskate 2/3 if not more of Hartford whos full of young guys. I think the Rangers problem is going into the play hard and sacrficing themselves to make the play. I think that can also be contagious.... if Lindros starts throwing his body around and taking the hit in order to get to the puck first then I think you'll see other players following suit.
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