Rangers are dead last in Shots on Goal so far
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11-27-2011, 09:07 AM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Abingdon, VA
Originally Posted by
NEED MOAR DINOSAURZ
OH HAY GUISE
OH CRAPSHAITH, NOT A DINOSAUR...?
Being unconditionally loyal and blind to pessimism doesn't make you a true Ranger fan. However, your logic is beyond any understanding at all when it comes to this team.
While I understand the point you're trying to make, the way you go about doing so is madness. The Rangers are a good team, not an elite one. They can beat the elite teams (see the last 2 games) but could end up not showing up at all (see the previous 2 games) and that's why they're not an elite team... consistency. Their offense still struggles to generate shots, and Eminger and Woywitka (who are both playing way more minutes than they can actually handle) are nothing more than borderline 6th defenders.
However, Staal is a true #1 defenseman in this league, like it or not. The guy is starting to put up points (after being held back by Tom Renney) while playing 25-30 minutes a game of shutdown hockey against the league's best forwards. However, what he is not, is an ELITE #1 defenseman, like a Lidstrom, Doughty, Weber, Keith, or Chara. Those are the standard of the game. They are the measuring stick. Staal is a good step below them, being that he doesn't have the offensive skills to hang with those guys.
However, I do understand where your mindset with the team comes from. You're a bit more of a realist than some on here. Which I'll give credit for, but you make me look like I took happy pills in terms of how cynical you are.
He makes me look like I'm Mr. Rogers in terms of cynicism.
No argument there. But again, I have my doubts he is actually a Rangers fan.
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