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03-22-2013, 03:21 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New York
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Simple question here, but how the heck did the Rangers turn into a one threat team? If anything, they seemed to be a prototypical Eastern Conference powerhouse with no weaknesses everywhere and enough depth to score and grind it out. It's like you guys got trapped trying to play Bruins hockey or something.
As far as Rick Nash goes, I've never been a fan. He seems to get into a lot of these "man-alone" situations and looks like a hero on a sinking ship as opposed to a guy who elevates the energy and play of everyone around him.
They turned to a one threat team when Richards, and to a lesser extent, Gaborik, decided not to show up this season.
Also, Nash clearly elevated the play of Hagelin and Stepan earlier in the year. I don't think anybody could elevate the play of Richards right now. Gaborik is at least starting to do the things that made him successful in the past.
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