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02-21-2012, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by RGY View Post
I think his argument was very weak. But having said that, GWOW, I mentioned it in the last Nash thread that the rangers are way behind boston, philly, vancouver, and detroit in the GF category. BOS, DET, VAN all have better goal differentials as well. They are going to need some extra scoring if they are serious about contending for a cup this year. That is all I am saying. Not aggressively advocating a trade for Nash, just that the stats are out there to show for what we really could need.
The Rangers GPG is very high against the top teams in the league. They were shut out by Montreal, Dallas and Edmonton, so it hurts their numbers.

I agree that you need a prolific offense and a shutdown defense to win the Cup. All the last few Cup winners were top-5 in goals scored. The point is that the offense has made up for the PP shortcomings by scoring clutch goals, and it isnt a big concern to the point where you trade away a ton of assets.

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