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03-16-2013, 12:45 PM
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usernamesteph
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Originally Posted by Zenith View Post
Everyone has been 'looking' for the source of the problem to this rocky start of a season.

One of the main problems thus far is the utter lack of scoring prowess from the bottom 6.

Pyatt: 4 goals, 1 goal in the last 21
Boyle: 1 goal
Halpern: 0 goals
Powe: 0 goals
Haley/Asham/Bickel/Mashinter: 1 goal combined
Miller: 2 goals, coming in 1 game.

This team won't be going anywhere relying on 6 players (Hagelin, Callahan, Richards, Nash, Stepan, Gaborik). The names are good ones, but the Rangers MUST get some semblance of offensive contribution from their bottom 6.
There's seems to be this idea that the "bottom six" must be plugs, goons, defensive specialists, etc.
When we get guys outside of the "top 6" that display offensive abilities, they are discarded as non-torts guys...

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