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Rangers @ Penguins 3/16/13 - Manbearpig Strikes Again
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03-16-2013, 05:55 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Brooklyn ,USA
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I continue to disagree.
Nash, Gaborik, Stepan, Richards, Callahan, and Hagelin is a very, very, very good top 6 in the right system. I think you're an anti-Torts guy as well (even though you seem to be more of an anti-everything NYR guy these days, can't blame you) so you have to agree with me there. These guys aren't dead weight. They are square pegs, and Torts's system is full of round holes. Square pegs don't fit? Jam away.
Gaborik has been successful under Tortorella before this season. What's the main difference? Torts switched his wings. Nash is slumping right now, but was absolutely on fire not a week ago. Even with Nash's streak, I think we could really be seeing more out of this team in an open system; that's just not something Tortorella is ever going to employ.
The biggest problem about the bottom-6 right now is how completely interchangeable it is. That's because our third liners are fourth liners, and our fourth liners believe they're third liners, and the way he's using Haley, they have Torts fooled.
Nash - Stepan - Gaborik
Hagelin - Richards - Callahan
Kreider - Boyle (vom) - Zuccarello
Pyatt - Halpern - Powe
Tell me with a straight face that team isn't better than the one we're employing right now? Now imagine it with a real 3C. Now imagine it with a coach that can get the most out of those players.
Brad Richards is single handedly killing this team. He is not even a good. 3C At this point. I've always liked Gaborik and he's produced. I have mentioned
Hopefully a few of either FASTH , Lindbergh , Thomas , MILLER can be NHL players and produce .
We are WEAK AT CENTER . I am not anti everything but the make up and game plan is horrible . Richards needs to be a 1C or at least a 2c . He is the single reason we suck so bad it trickles down the entire line up . As for our D . They are not tough enough and can't move the puck well or they are being good not too . We could use at least 2 new centers ( I like JT but he's not ready ) and a legit puck mover . None of our D men shoot well either .
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