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03-19-2013, 12:41 PM
eco's bones
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Originally Posted by I Am Chariot View Post
Unfortunately the fighting/toughness that helped define the NY Rangers the last few seasons was deemed NOT part of the gameplan in the playoffs.

Does this show a flaw in building for the Cup. If you get to sniff at the Presidents trophy by fighting and mucking it up, but then fear doing so in the playoffs whats the point?

Got to play your game

Got to play a game that works in the Playoffs
Agree. Playoffs are all about attrition. You need skilled players to do what they do best--you also need muckers and grinders who fit into their roles and some of those guys need to be able to handle themselves and be ready to back up their teammates. Prust gave us that. Rupp--not so much. Bickel if he were a better player would help. This team is kind of lost in that department this season. All of a sudden Haley looks like an every day player. Not necessarily against it but he's not enough and he can't handle the really legit heavyweights. Against a team like Boston with Chara, Lucic, Thornton, McQuaid we look really weak.

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