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03-04-2013, 10:27 AM
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I'm not as nuanced as some of you.

Bottom line the Rangers need to be a bigger more physically capable team that can both handle the rough stuff and dish it out. That is what wins a lot in the playoffs and helps keep your small or talented players healthy.

The opposition needs to know there will be a price to pay. That Rangers don't come close to sending that signal right now. That could be the difference in a tough playoff series. Just shear attrition.

...and yes McIlrath is not going to the sole solution.
Totally agree. The Rangers saw it last year with Konopka, Neil, Carkner, Smith, Greening and Ovechkin, Hendricks, Chimera, Ward, Laich.

Over a long series players who are the aggressor take their toll.

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