If Sauer Was Healthy During Last Season's Playoffs
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11-28-2012, 11:01 AM
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Thanks for the sarcasm but anyone who knows the game realizes that we lost to the Devils because they forechecked us to death. If we had another strong defensive defenseman in the lineup throughout the playoffs our D would have been much better equipped to handle that forecheck and chances are we win the series.
That was part of the problem. The fact that the Rangers struggled to score goals was a bigger reason because that accounted for the biggest issue — they went to a 7th game in the previous two series. Sauer would not have helped there. And not having Sauer doesn't explain why they had some many problems establishing a presence and possession in the offensive zone.
The team won an amazingly large amount of one-goal games. A mathematically freaky amount. The math righted itself in the playoffs. No one player could have changed that.
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