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02-04-2013, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
Mashinter would be more than able to handle himself against most heavies in the NHL. I don't worry about that side of his game. It's the forechecking and defensive play that he needs to be consistent at. The Rangers really need him to develop.

The issue isn't just "being able to handle himself", it's that he has to be really good at something to play in the NHL. Like Hagelin can skate. Brashear could beat his opponents into submission. P.J. Stock was a spark plug. Kasparaitis was a great pest. What's Mash good at? Yes, he's acceptable at everything: skating, shooting, fighting... but there's nothing makes him stand out. He needs to find that one skill and develop it.

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