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03-20-2013, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
You speak the truth, DeBoer did say that. That's completely ignoring the fact that Tortorella IS asking Gaborik to become a player he is not. Do the Rangers generate plays off the rush? Sure, sometimes. A lot of the time though it's dump and chase hockey. As I said, two of the three Rangers goals from last night were created off the rush, and I'd like to see MORE of that. Yet, Torts hampers that can't of hockey by employing the personnel he employs (see: the Rangers two fourth lines).

To which you will reply: "But Gaborik put up forty goals last season in the same system!"

True, yet he did that as a RW, not LW. Gabs has looked a bit more comfortable on LW the past two games, I'd chalk that up to Nash being on his line more though. Nash creates space, which is good for Gaborik. However, Gaborik can create his own space as a RW. I'd suspect if Nash was taken off of Gaborik's RW, we'd see the early season Gaborik come back quickly.

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