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03-08-2013, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Hate to say it, but the Islanders have a nice crop if young forwards. Im quite jealous they have Tavares to build around, yet confident they'll screw it up like they always do.

Their defense underneath the hash in their own zone was an absolute trainwreck. So many turnovers when the Rangers were forechecking. 55 minutes of pure frustration until they finally potted one.

The 3rd line of Powe-Boyle-Pyatt does a suitable job in a checking role, but you just know they're not going to score a goal when they're out there.
I'd love to have a guy like Matt Martin on the Rangers. Then again, they had Prust who is pretty similar...

Islanders just seem like they have some good pieces but cannot put it together. Part of it's probably coaching and part of it is probably not having the kind of depth they need to consistently put pressure on teams and score, while not being bad defensively

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