The Bruins Model
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05-10-2011, 01:52 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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In watched the Bruins the past couple of seasons, I starting thinking that this is a model that the Rangers could follow. As Tortorella said, they are never going to be able to build like the Caps or Pens did with top 10 picks for a few seasons in a row.
The Bruins are built from the back of the ice. Solid goaltending. Their best player leads a strong defense. And a group of forwards that are good, but not great. Their top line is Lucic Krejci and Horton. The rest of the forward group is filled by guys like Bergeron and Mark Recchi, Michael Ryder, etc.
I think the Rangers can become what the Bruins are. A solid 100 point team that has the potential to challenge for the Cup. They have the goaltender and a strong, young defense. Their forwards are good, hard working guys with some skills, who are also young and hopefully getting better.
I think it's a good model to follow, just without the whole choking up in tight spots in the playoffs.
every watched the Bruins w/o Zdeno....exactly limp like the Flyers w/o pronger
and you can save the comparisons....a 6'6" NHLer gets to legally use a longer stick....longer stick_+bigger reach+narrow NHL rink= legalized form of competitive advantage
Chara skates and passes well and is 6'9" against someone like a Briere or a Gerbe thats a full 13 inches of reach advantage minimum
thats why teams are scouting smooth skating giant defenders like Jamieson Olympiak and Tyler Myers/ V.Hedman etc....every NHL GM wants the next chara type of Dman....heck even JAgr said that Gill was the toughest NHL Dman to play against...and thats a slow 6'7 gill....enough said.
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