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02-26-2013, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
Serious question:

Who on the Bruins would anyone consider an elite forward? Bergeron? Not really. Seguin? No. Lucic? No.

They have a crazy amount of good depth. Great defense and good goaltending. The Rangers are attempting to build the same thing. It's obvious. The Gaborik's and Richards' of the world don't really fit that mold. ROR? Yes. Getzlaf? Yes.

Which is why I dont think (with Richards and Gaborik) that the plan was always to build like the Bruins. Not with acquiring those two. They dont fit the current system. Gaborik was acquired because we needed a sniper badly in 2009, and the system came a while after Tortorella realized his personnel wasnt fit for his more open, aggressive "Safe is Death" hockey. He adjusted and here we are.

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