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05-09-2013, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Blueshirt Believer View Post
Correct. I don't think either are necessarily bad PPQB's. The problem is that neither has a right handed triggerman as their off point option. The Rangers need a hard shooting defensemen(or forward at this point) who can keep PK units honest.

The successful PP's have both a PPQB and triggerman at the the points or a Defensemen who is both(very rare).

But, having both Del Z and Richards together is a total redundancy. That don't compliment one another and their offensive tendencies are too similar. Its also fairly obvious that neither one has a lot of confidence in their point shooting(which isn't hard to understand).
I don't think a right-handed trigger man is necessary, but someone who is mobile enough to get into a shooting position is important. Stralman and Girardi are both righties with big point shots, but neither are mobile enough to stretch out a shooting lane.

Look at McCabe/Kaberle in their prime in Toronto. Both lefties, and they were lethal on the PP. Kaberle led the league in PP assists amongst defenders in 05-06 while McCabe was 2nd in PP goals and 3rd in PP assists -- due in large part to deflections from his shot. McCabe didn't have the vision to run a PP himself, but he was mobile enough to work his way into prime shooting lanes so he could one-time passes from Kaberle. That's the kind of player we need paired with Del Zotto, IMO. McDonagh can do that. Moore can do that as well.

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