Thread: Proposal: Darcy Hordichuk
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06-14-2011, 09:45 AM
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IMO Zenon Kenopka is still a guy the Ranger should be targeting. The Rangers struggle on faceoffs and this guy is rock solid on them, he's easily top10 in the league for the past 2 years. He's more of a middle weight but he's got a bit of a screw loose like Prust and fights and wins against the big guys too. So unless he's fighting someone like John Scott, he gets the job done. Playing him 6-8 minutes a game in a 4th line banger role, a faceoffs specialist, pugilist, and defensive zone PK specialists is the kind of role he'd be perfectly suited for and it's he wouldn't be a one dimensional goon. Playing that kind of role would limit the exposure and vulnerability that his poor skating would have and lets face it, no goon is a swift skater either.

Originally Posted by Orr Nightmare View Post
You want Richards or Weiss, you better go out and get Ryan Clowe.

Then your first line would be Clowe-Richards-Gabby.
No need, you've got Bryan Boyle who can convert to the LW. Richards at Center pushes Stepan and AA down...Boyle isn't going to be playing 4th line center minutes.

Actually I don't expect it to be Boyle or Gabby on Richards wings, if we get Richards. In Dallas he played with Neil and Ericksson. On NY who are two guys just like them? Dubinsky and Callahn. Those are the two that I'd expect to play with him. Gaborik goes on a separate line because you want two separate lines so teams can defend against you.

Originally Posted by Punxrocknyc19 View Post
This is why I didn't want Gaborik. Imagine Bieksa vs Gaborik every shift in a 7 game series.
You think it the wrong way. You have to think about Boyle, Dubinsky, & Callahan vs Bieksa every shift in a 7 game series. You have to think your game plan to them, not their game plan to you. The latter is a losers strategy.

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