10/25 - Bell returned to Whale
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10-21-2011, 12:02 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
I'm a vehemently anti-torts, pro-Avery, pro-MZA fan.
With that said, Newbury has been a perfect fit so far. He gets in front and screens the goalie when he should, he is in the right spots defensively, he skates hard and finishes his checks.
And last night he made a very Avery-esque play that I wish more rangers would make. He's skating the puck to the opposing blue-line. There's no passing option and the D is standing up to him, so instead of doing the typical-ranger HARD dump in, he softly chips it to the corner in full stride and easily beats the defender to the puck to maintain possession. These smart dump-ins make such a huge difference in keeping momentum and creating more offensive zone time. The Pack line should take note.
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