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05-02-2013, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by toastbag View Post
I'm thinking they are going to be very careful with these injuries. If the Rangers get off to a good start in the series (taking at least one of two in Washington which I definitely think they will) then I would say no need to rush them back and risk further injury.
I think it is more important to win this series in less than 7 games. As we all saw last year, multiple 7 game series are too much for most teams to handle.

They need to have a good start as well. When Holtby gets into his comfort zone he is a very good goalie. When he lets in a few, it takes him a bit to get back to being right. Need to take advantage.

The loss of Staal, Dorsett, Clowe and Boyle is going to be felt A LOT. That is a lot of "grit" and "sandpaper" that the Rangers line-up is missing. Not to mention their hockey skills as well as their collective size. The Caps are a pretty big, physical team with Erskine, Ovechkin, Brouwer, Chimera, Hendricks and Ward.

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