Are the Rangers too soft?
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02-24-2013, 10:11 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
They aren't as tough to play against as they were last year. Going into the season, I had a bad feeling this would happen.
Bluenote brings up a good point, Sather has never really been too adept at addressing team toughness. Acquiring the John Scotts of the league doesn't really address that need appropriately.
But I thought last season's team was probably one of the best in terms of team toughness under Sather's tenure, and we lost many of those players that brought that element.
Dubi and Prust were not adequately replaced, and I wish there was a way in which we could have kept at least one of them. Both great locker room guys, never hesitated to stand up for a teammate, and were willing to sacrifice the body. Feds, even though he looked to be declining last year, had some sandpaper and grit in his game. Even Arty engaged in boardplay and got involved in the forecheck.
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