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04-16-2012, 08:58 AM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Northern New Jersey
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In this series the Rangers have not been about trying to pulverize. They have been about the cheap and late hits and shots, being sneaky, then turtling when confronted head on. Boyle did a complete turtle when confronted by Neil, and less when confronted by Carkner.
I doubt very much the Rangers will actually stand up and go for a fight. Maybe if Scott is inserted into the lineup we will see a staged fight between him and Konopka. Then it will be back to Del Zotto cheapshot cross checks and Boyle's late hits, and more Torts whining to the press when called on it.
Couple of things Spensar to help you out here as you have some facts not exactly correct:
First off Boyle is NOT a fighter. Yes he's a big guy...a very very big guy but he's not a fighter...he just isn't. Karlsson might actually give him a good fight...seriously. Had Carkner taken a run at Rupp or even a lightweight like Prust who can handle himself really well, they'd give Carkner and Neil a damn good fight. If I had to put money on it, I'd bet tonight, Neil and Prust go at it and Rupp takes on Konapka or it could be vice versa. So no worries, Rangers will drop the gloves with the best of them but they just aren't goons. And let's be honest, there have been cheap shots by both teams and though Hagelins was the most igregious, it was very out of character for him as he's pretty much a skill guy as that might have been the first time I saw him throw a check all year. I like Alffy and hopefully he's out there tonight but do know that Hagelin made a mistake but he's far from being a cheap shot artist.
It's playoff hockey my friend and this is the **** that goes on when the hate starts to boil. This is nothing like Pens/Flyers series though...let's get real.
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