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06-14-2011, 09:52 AM
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IMO Zenon Kenopka is still a guy the Ranger should still 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.
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.
Funny you mention John Scott because he is the guy that I wanted the Rangers to sign, 7th dman and extra forward all rolled into one and he showed his value in the playoffs...he was a calming effect in that Vancouver series.
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