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02-04-2013, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Zil View Post
Bickel is a pathetic excuse for a hockey player. He can't skate, he can't handle the puck, his positioning is terrible, and his hockey IQ is zero. He is not an NHL caliber player and he never will be. We don't need useless goons on this team.
I agree with pretty much all of this. The reason Bickel still has a job here is because he punches face. Sather and the Rangers have always made it a point to have a tough team. See: Brashear, Boogaard, Rupp etc. signings. Plain and simple Bickel smashes dudes and I think if it weren't for that he still wouldn't be here. What I don't understand is why Torts doesn't manage him better. Bickel should never see the ice surface against Pitt or other quick, offensively gifted teams (the **** was he dressed for the TB game last night?). Use him against PHI, NJ and BOS on the 4th line and I don't have a problem with him.

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