Thread: Post-Game Talk: Panthers at Rangers
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03-22-2013, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Synergy27 View Post

4. Just plain luck. The Rangers won a disproportionate amount of 1 goal/close games last season. We chalked it up to the team pulling together/having jam/being clutch/whatever, but in a league with this much parity, I think the biggest factor was luck. They haven't been so lucky this year.
Out of all the reasons you listed, this is the probably the one that says it all. They won a lot of games playing on the wrong end of the "rope a dope" method. No way anyone is going to continue to win that many games spending the last 5-10 minutes of a game in their defensive zone.

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