: Larry Brooks:
Rangers interested in Justin Schultz as a free agent
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04-01-2012, 03:26 PM
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When the Rangers won the Cup in 94 they had Leetch and Zubov.
Zubov lead that team in scoring through the regular season. Leetch was already a great but he became an immortal in the playoffs.
You can never have enough defense.
I believe a defenseman's first and main job is to defend and prevent goals against. But defensemen that are not only good defensively, but can also move the puck at a high-end level are just as important.
Rangers have Del Zotto, who is a high-end offensive defenseman (not like Karlsson, but who is?) who improved his game in his own end.
McDonagh is a high-end two way payer. But his offense isn't there yet.
Erixon should get physically stronger.
Staal is a high-end defensive defenseman.
So is Girardi.
If Schultz can come in and provide the offense, and continue to improve in his own end, our defense can become ridiculously dynamic.
If they all play like they're capable of thats the best defense the NHL has seen in decades, and I believe that is not at all a homerish thing to say, or an exaggeration.
You could potentially have 6 top-pairing defenseman on one team when it's all said and done. That's never been done before, not to mention that guy between the pipes.
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