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02-19-2013, 10:13 PM
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ltsthinaz
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Originally Posted by Killem Dafoe View Post
It's like he doesn't even try anymore. He skates the puck in like Herman Munster and I feel myself watching out of the corner of my eye.
Gaborik is very frustrating. Without his speed he isn't the same elite player he once was. Not sure if it the Rangers style, which doesn't suit him, or if he is starting to slow down due to his age, or both.

In any case, Rangers have an elite defense and goaltending, but up front they are over-rated, because everyone thinks on paper that Gaborik and Richards are All-Star caliber players, and on the ice, they aren't.

Don't know if it is a lack of hustle, the grind it out style of Tortarella, being out of shape, or the forwards (minus Nash and Hagelin) being ordinary, or a combination of the three, but this is not an elite team. They are basically a slightly above .500 team since last January.

And the reality is if you don't have a great offense, and have top-flight defense and goaltending, you need to score on the power play. And ours absolutely stinks.

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