This is a Bad Hockey Team: Part 2
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02-13-2013, 02:26 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Originally Posted by
Bleed Ranger Blue
Yea, thats called NHL hockey.
The same people that are *****ing about Boyle are the ones that have concocted this grand vision of some sort of perfect offensive-minded team that dominates the opposition every night. Its not really rooted in reality.
Its not so much offense-minded team that people crave as a speed-minded team. People see the success a middling team like the Devils can have with a relentless forecheck and want to see the Rangers do it.
That's why average skaters like Boyle, Stepan and Richards "lumbering" around the ice (or even a fast skater like Gaborik not moving his legs or applying any pressure) send people in a tizzy.
I am not sure it is the new can't miss "recipe for success", but it has been effective. And it can be entertaining.
Some fans just want to see players flying around the ice, regardless of what they are doing.
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