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04-11-2012, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by n8 View Post
Sweden has a NHL team ?

I wouldn't call the Rangers a fast team. I remember Toronto burning us earlier in the season with their speed so while we might be a team WITH speed; some speed, we aren't a fast team. We try to get the other team to our pace and then use that explosive speed to gain the advantage while their skaters are more flat-footed; occasionally at that.
It is only fair to point out that adding Hagelin to the top line and all of those minutes and putting Fedo (one of the slowest skaters in the league) down to the #4 line is a HUGE upgrade since that time in overall foot speed. And what the Leafs lack in talent they make up in footspeed. They are one of the fastest teams in the league.

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