Thread: Ryane Clowe
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04-03-2013, 10:23 AM
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Assuming that Clowe is healthy, (the Boogie situation raises some doubt) this is one of those deals the Rangers have to do. Reasoning:

- They have no one in the line up currently that gives them what Clowe can potentially provide.

Despite the avowed hatred for dump and chase on these boards that is what playoff hockey boils down to much of the time. Lots of board work, cycling and mucking in an effort to create a forecheck and mistakes by your opponent. It's a war of attrition that the Rangers are a bit better off waging this least on paper.

-It's now as obvious as it can possibly be that the departure of Feds, Pruster, Anisimov and Dubi created a vacuum in the line up and locker room. They need good "glue guys" and Clowe's reputation fills that need also.

There is some doubt here, but I'm hopeful this guy can bring some of what seems to be lacking. Maybe he can create a bit more space for players like Gabby, Hags, Richie and Zucc to produce more. If he can put up a few points so much the better.

It's a decent move given what we need and what we already have.

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