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12-10-2012, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by stlblues9 View Post
To be honest, I didn't think the Rangers looked very strong in any series last year.
They didn't, but in the first two rounds, they really lacked offense. In the third round, they just lacked almost everything. Staal was also just returning to norm. They were also using pretty much only three defensemen during the playoffs.

They just traded for Nash, giving up nothing much and Staal should finally be at 100%.

Maybe they weren't impressive in the playoffs, but they were strong for 82 games and have shown that they could beat anyone on a regular basis.

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