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05-05-2013, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by dethomas07 View Post
Torts is far from the issue and stop this SYSTEM ****!!! its not the issue and he hasn't changed lines up crazy like he has in the past so stop with that.. bc thats old and he hasnt done that in a while!!.... We have a top 10 team on paper, with the best goalie in the world.. its an absolute joke we arent scoring but even worse we aren't skating hard.. the only issue i see is lack of NO compete level.. we're not battling for loose pucks, winning board battles, finnish checks, and no hustle up and down the lineup!!!.. and again the story of the rangers season.. as bad as we played all season, if we had a PP we'd prob be a top 5 team just on the fact that we've had so many god damn chances...

Richards is playing like a bum... $12m for this??? guy is soft on the puck, isn't being the leader we need him to be.. Good players find ways to get it done and he has the pedigree to be the X-factor, which is why we brought him in here..THe issue is noone wants to shoot on the PP.. its simple you shoot, screen the goal and create rebounds.. nothing complex or crazy about a pp.. shooot shoot and shooot!! We dont need a bomb from the point just shots on goal.. you can only score if you shoot, sounds pretty simple ot me.. they over think everythnk!! or maybe under think rather with stupid passes and out of position..

Nash has been good but nowhere near where we need him to be, we saw glimps in the 3rd but he needs to be a difference maker and more engaged.. battle for pucks, hit people and use that big frame of his.. everything needs to be fast and stronger in the playoffs.. No excuses Washington isn't a better team then us.. they just taking advantage of situations..

The reason why the Rangers look a little non committal to the forecheck is that Torts was alternating between 1-2-2 forecheck and 2-1-2 high forecheck all game. Basically, Torts doesn't want his players getting caught below the hashmarks. So he has to have at least one player high to cut down any quick counter attacks.

The problem is that the Rangers will get bodies in the offensive zone but he doesn't want them to commit to the forecheck until one of the forecheckers can start a scrum. Its non-committal and its utterly pointless against the caps who can actually pass a puck out of a zone quickly. Its a good strategy against perhaps a slower transitional team like Boston. Not a good a strategy against quicker teams like Montreal, Pitt, or Washington. Unless, you want your high man to play transitional D all game.

They may as well trap with how ineffective their forechecking schemes are. Also, their poor transition game doesn't help with establishing a forecheck either. It has nothing to do with effort or compete level.

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