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01-31-2013, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Me too.

I think something that gets lost in the video game-like mentality around here is the effects things like that have on a locker room. Lets say the Rangers do acquire another top 4 capable defenseman, a guy who is used to playing 20 minutes a night.

All of a sudden, his minutes are reduced on the 3rd pair with the Rangers. This player is not happy with that, and so goes a vicious cycle of malcontent players.

I thought Eddie O said something great during a recent Rangers telecast - he said "A good hockey team is made up of players that embrace and execute their roles."
I really don't think it's that much of a factor. Hockey doesn't have the divas you find in many other sports.

Given that any player that is acquired will likely be going from a bottom feeder to a legit contender in a strictly rental situation, I would think the majority would embrace the change.

Of course the amount of minutes Torts gives the third pairing may stretch their patience...

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