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02-21-2012, 05:29 PM
eco's bones
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Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
MSL is a playmaker, not a goal scorer.

Rangers need goal scorers.

Not to mention, MSL isn't the big name that has been being reportedly shopped with legitimate sources saying NYR the frontrunner in.
Maybe not the name being shopped in the papers but worth looking at anyway IMO.

MSL is as dangerous an offensive presence as anyone currently on the Rangers. He might not quite be the finisher that Nash is but I think his compete level is a bit higher and that could make a big difference in the playoffs. He's not a guy to take nights off and you pretty much have to hit him in the face with a slapshot to get him out of the lineup.

What I like apart from that is his contract is much more reasonable in terms of length and cap hit. You don't have to worry about things like leadership or work effort. For the poster worried about his 35+ contract he had a very long streak of games played broken by that pre-game slapshot to the face. He's still got a motor (one of the faster players in the league and he can play 20 minutes a night) and is very durable.

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