Thread: Post-Game Talk: Rangers vs. Islanders: It's Miller Time
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02-08-2013, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey View Post
Asham played 6 minutes last night. All 5v5. No shots on goals. No fights. No hits. No blocked shots. No takeaways.

Borderline useless.

Boyle would have taken a few face offs, played on special teams.

Putting Asham in because of the off chance he may decide and someone may decide to fight him, is pointless. Its a wasted spot on the bench.

"He's a stand up guy" isn't enough to have him in the lineup. How many fights does he have thus far through 10 games? How many times has he had to stick up for teammates? Where was the reaction to Callahan's injury? The hit on Kreider?

Who exactly is he policing? Who is he protecting?

Its a fallacy.

Provide a shred of real evidence that he's been a useful player thus far, and will be moving forward.
NHL players know when they have someone on their team who will have their back. Players don't clamor for those types of guys to get out of the league because they like having them around.

The Rangers are really lacking in that department and removing Asham against a divisional opponent would not be a good idea. The Rangers PP is not good enough to be any sort of deterrent either.

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