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Injured Players Thread (3/6: Staal Out Indefinitely; Not Career Threatening)
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02-24-2013, 12:44 AM
Join Date: Dec 2011
It's embarrassing when no one stands up for each other. It's almost scary to a point. What does McD have to think when the guys who are supposed to take the ice with him and go into battle with and he sees them turning the other cheek when he gets boarded and injured? It could make you question how close the team really is. What happened when that guy ran Biron? Stralman gave him a little cross check and that's it. I'm happy to have Powe over Rupp, but Rupp wouldn't stand for that nonsense. Asham as well.
Team is super soft and they try to play a hard-nosed style. Just a recipe for disaster.
If the Rangers want to be successful they are going to have to change their approach. This is no longer a team that can play a hard-nosed style. Stepan, Hagelin, Richards, Gaborik, Nash, Miller, Kreider are talented forwards who do not excel in a grinding system. You need players like Callahan, Pyatt, Asham, Halpern, Mashinter to be successful but you can't build 4 lines with players like that.
Even on defense, Staal, McD, MDZ and Stralman are players who will benefit with an open offense. Of course you need a guy like Girardi who can hold down the fort in the back but it does you no good when you handcuff all your Dmen to just block shots.
New coach, new system, new team = success.
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