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01-29-2013, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
I am not sure that is the better way to go. Is it better to get a defenseman who can actually play DEFENSE at the NHL level and hope he develops that offensive game? Or is it enough to possibly get a player who may not skate one shift due to his defensive deficiencies?

I would rather draft (4) Skjei/Staal/McDonagh and be sure they can make the NHL due to their defense and hope their offensive games develop.
Rangers have a defense corp that can play defense.

McDonagh, Staal, Girardi, Del Zotto, with Skjei (who is going to be very good), and McIlrath...

What they don't have is any consistent offensive threat.

Every Stanley Cup champion that I can recall off the top of my head in the last 20+ years had one.

Also, one reason our PP sucks, and have trouble consistently sustaining an attack is because we have no real threat from the back end.

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