Rangers vs. Some unidentified lethargic team with no hustle
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04-03-2013, 09:34 PM
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No dude let's be honest with ourselves... that's not what this is. This is a total lack of hustle and commitment. Letang and Martin would not save us tonight with this energy level. It sucks we lost those guys and we will lose a few close games here and there on account of it but this is zero compete. And even without those guys, a team with:
Should never get outplayed this badly. Never. This is like watching a team from the pre-season play a team at the end of the season.
I agree with that, but you can't have a game plan predicated on defensemen who make fast, accurate outlet passes and then maybe actually have one on the ice. You can't have a game plan predicated on defensemen having great gap and taking away space high in the offensive zone and then have those defensemen racing to see who can back off most on a rush.
It goes way beyond just effort on this one. It's effort and the worst possible mix of game plan and available personnel.
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