Jeff Halpern (Claimed by Montreal)
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03-23-2013, 11:11 AM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Elmira NY
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Torts System is the MAIN PROBLEM with this team......no doubt
Gaborik though is another big one......this guy needs to be gone as well. He's no longer a "40 goal scorer" imo.
The problem is personnel. Nash was a great addition but the replacements for Anisimov, Dubinsky, Fedetenko, Prust have not been up to the job.
3rd-4th line scoring:
Pyatt 30gp 4g 2a 6pts 4pm
Miller 22gp 2g 2a 4pts 8pm
Boyle 26gp 1g 1a 2pts 19pm
Asham 12gp 1g 0a 1pt 17pm
Halpern 30gp 0g 1a 1pt 8pm
Powe 19gp 0g 0a 0pts 8pm
Kreider 12gp 1g 1a 2pts 6pm
Haley 9gp 0g 0a 0pts 12pm
That's 160 games played between all the above--9 goals 7 assists 16 points and 82 penalty minutes. That's the production of our bottom two lines.
Two of the above--Kreider, Miller are raw rookies and might be better off playing in the AHL right now.
5 of the above provide almost no penalty killing (keeping in mind that Anisimov, Dubinsky, Fedetenko and Prust all were regulars at that)--Pyatt, Miller, Asham, Kreider, Haley-no.
And then Pyatt is soft, Halpern is old and Powe has 0 pts.
Of the whole bunch only Asham and Haley provide any toughness at all and due to injury Asham has only played 12 out of 30 games and Haley was a call up for 9.
To summarize--bottom two lines--no offensive production, not a lot of penalty killing, very little grit = Rangers are running on fumes.
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