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04-01-2013, 12:27 AM
1st pair Boyle
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Land of no Defense
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The Rangers are 5th in the league defensively.
That's not ALL Lundqvist...he's an amazing goaltender, but no team is that good defensively without their defensive corp being a strength. Our defense and goaltending is some of the most impressive in the NHL.
The offense is literally the worst in the NHL. The imbalance there is a HUGE problem. You can prevent all the goals you want, but if you don't capitalize on your scoring chances, it's not going to matter. This team doesn't provide the defense and goaltending with enough offense - logically, you would move a piece from the defense to help add some offense, seeing as we have 4 1st pairing caliber players.
Well it's possible that perhaps I'm just noticing the same defensive mistakes and soft goals we had last year more because the lack of offense makes every goal against seem like the black plague. Lundqvist seems like he's not having a great year, but the stats are there, so it may be the offense just making everything look bad.
Like going down 1-0 last year was "oh well get it back boys" now going down 1-0 is "you just lost us the game Girardi/Hank, way to go dumbass"
That being said, the no shutouts thing does bother me alot.
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