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02-28-2013, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Seems like the Rangers have needed a C, a D, and a PPQB for years now. It even rhymes.

Watch the Bolts PP. Runs through MSL and always has. Boyle was the mobility along the blue line. Richards is just a center who can play the point. A true QB needs to be mobile. I watched the Flyers game last night. That PP runs through Giroux. The guy doesn't stand still for more than a half a second to take a one-timer.

I agree with Kyper's point though. Tortorella needs to strike a balance between motivation and anger.
But you can't do it alone. Any PK can easily erase a one man PP.

You need three guys who can move the puck under pressure on the outside of the PK box. Tampa got Lecavalier, MSL and Stamkos + some decent PP players.

Richards was definitely a core piece of Tampa's PP when he was there. But he had Boyle next to him and Lecav down low. MSL had more of a marginal role on that PP. In Dallas Richards was THE core of their PP, but he had Zubov next to him and a very good playmaker down low in Mike Riberio to play keep away from the PK box with him.

Here in NY, if the PK box overloads on the left side, Richards just even remotely has a Boyle/Zubov who can relieve pressure of him. All a PK box has to do against us is overload on the right side and we can't handle it.

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