Messier vs. Esposito
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01-02-2013, 02:27 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
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Okay 76 I can see as Orr was out with an injury and his 2way play makes up the difference in points with guy but that would make 1.
and my main point about the Rangers was that they always ahd a decent PP and line mates for Phil to play with, their biggest problems were on the back end and in net, something which didn't affect Phil's scoring.
Strongly disagree. Stylistically, the players did not mesh well with Espo and he had begun losing a step with age. Once Hodge came over, it blended better with Espo's style, but Hodge had really begun to lose his step. the rest of the team did not seem to understand just how to feed Phil in front of the net anywhere near the amount Hodge/Cashman in their primes did. Hodge/Cashman IMO, always had more of an impact on Espo's numbers than Orr.
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