Your Opinion - Fix the Rangers
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02-26-2013, 08:49 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
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Stop signing sexy free agents . Once again attempt to identify a core concept . Develop players . Position themselves for playoffs and make judicious team improving rentals at deadline if possible . Develop a power play . Start drafting guys who not only have size or skating but can actually shoot and let them play.
Goaltending and defense is set. The only change I'd make with the defense is to add a real dynamic offensive defenseman.
The forward corp is the issue. Richards and Gaborik are problems.
Get O'Reilly. Cement the center position. That's the backbone of your forward corp.
That's a start. Three hard working, two-way centers with character, grit, skill, and leadership.
Add wingers with speed and tenacity.
We are not going to run up the score on a consistent basis, ever. Once we accept this fact, we can re attain our identity.
There is no one blueprint to a championship. Its the team that personifies the identity it claims to be. And the team that has enough go its way.
The Rangers had so much personnel turnover in the forward corp from last year that the identity is gone. Make the moves to get it back.
They have been drafting to fit the identity.
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