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07-26-2012, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by rban View Post
Gaborik is the Rags weak point. Without him playing well, they still lack offense, Nash notwithstanding.

As for Prongs, Philly management probably wouldn't have gone so hard after Weber if they werent quite sure Mr Pronger is finished.
I'm pretty interested to see how this Nash on the Rangers thing plays out. I think their top 6 is definitely more formidable with the additions of Nash and a full year of Kreider, but the reason the Rangers were so good last year was because they played great team defense in front of Lundqvist (who is obviously amazing).

A lot of people laughed at the return Columbus got, and they probably could have done better, but exchanging Dubinsky and Anisimov for Nash might have a bigger negative effect on their team defense than the offsetting positive impact of Nash's offense. Plus it's got to be tough mentally for guys like Girardi and Callahan to reach the top of the conference by putting everything on the ice every night, just to fall short and have to start over again next year. Not saying that it's easy for other players who's teams come up short, but most players don't make their mark by blocking shots with their faces.

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