Thread: Post-Game Talk: Rangers @ Bruins | 1/19/13
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01-20-2013, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Antithesis View Post
There are several reasons, the question is whether you agree with them or not.
There's really nothing to agree with. Maybe if the Rangers coaching staff stopped putting grinders with offensive talent in key offensive roles and started putting more talented players in there, we'd start seeing more results offensively. Skilled players are going to be inconsistent offensively. It happens, you have to deal with it. Not every player is Wayne Gretzky and will score 160+ points over 50 games.

But having a guy like Kreider who plays better with better talent around him in a top-6 role instead of a guy like Hagelin who just a mucker with a little skill and a lot of speed can help this team out. Callahan would also be a much better fit on the top line if you're looking for someone to dig out pucks and get to the gritty areas.

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Originally Posted by NYRangers723 View Post
Look Kreider has things he needs to work on no doubt about it but the kid can be useful especially when he plays with better linemates
That's what I'm saying though, Kreider should be in an offensive role to help out his game. Hagelin is not going to be a 20+ goal 50+ point scorer. I never agreed with putting him in the top-6.

The lines should look like...

Richards-Callahan-Nash (wings can switch sides if needed)
Stepan-Gaborik-Kreider (wings can switch sides if needed)
Boyle-Hagelin-Pyatt (you need Hagelin's speed with those two)
Halpern-Rupp-Asham

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