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01-16-2013, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
I'm watching game 1 against Ottawa from last year. I don't remember the game being so slow. I remember back in 07, a worse team, played with amazing speed against the Thrashers. It was exciting to watch them. Seems like these Rangers like to slow the game down. I don't think it's much faster than a regular season game. So am I out to lunch or did the Rangers become the Knicks from the 90s? A team that purposely slows down the game as a defensive strategy?
If anything they got faster.

Kreider and Hagelin are faster than Dubi and AA

Nash can skate
Pyatt can skate.

Granted, the grinding style of keeping the puck along the walls creates the illusion of being a slow team, but that is part of the system and done by design.

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