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06-25-2012, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by GarretJoseph View Post
I highly doubt Semin comes to NYR. If I remember correctly Semin & his agent announced they wouldn't be re-signing in Washington because of the style of play. A style of play which was very similar to the Rangers. Semin wants free flowing hockey. Something we don't do under Torts.
and that is 100% based on the personel he has had to work with.

We do not possess the telented players neded ot play a more free flowing game and as such, Torts has coached to the teams strenghts.

Determination, board work, hustly and defensive awareness.

Adding in a bit more talent will allow Torts to open up the game for the forwards a bit more.

As long as the forwards are responsible about cloing the games and back checking, there's always room to create. Unfortunately the guys that can create have no real finishers outside of Gaborik.

I'm hoping that Kreider and Hagelin learn to finish and that Dubinsky re-discoveres his finishing ability.

Getting another pure goal scorer in a guy like Semin WILL help.

Is he the final piece to the puzzle, no. But you add a Semin and a guy like Schultz to this roster, and that's a very VERY good off-season

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