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01-09-2013, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by bubba5 View Post
With points key in a short season, and the Rangers in-ability to score in the shootout last year, I would consider taking a chance with Sykora just for shootout purposes if he is indeed a FA. I know he is getting older but would give depth on PP also. Could give him spot duty on 4th line and fill in top two lines if/when injuries occur.
Honestly I don't think there is any carry over effect on success via the shootout from one season to the next. Even if we didn't add Nash things would change...but adding him to the top 3 shooters will likely make a difference. He was 4 for 9 last season (44.4%). Plus, if we can muster just a bit more offense this year we'll win more games in regulation, making shootout success less of a factor.

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