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05-11-2013, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
Can people stop longing for last year's team? I understand in the regular season. I remember we came off our most emotional win in at least 5 years went to Washington for game 6 and had a complete no show. WAY worse than today. We lost 2-1. The only goal that we scored was a complete fluke. We had ZERO offense that game. At least today we had a very solid 1st period and a pretty good OT. That game was about as pathetically played as I've seen a game played in years. Let's stop pretending that that team came to play every game.
My this sounds familiar.

But you're also citing one game from last years, in my opinion, underachieving playoff run. Rangers played 20 games in that post season.

My point is that we traded a team that had a ton of history, a ton of cohesion, and a great team culture for a bunch of question marks.

I do like Nash's game better than Gaboriks. I like Brassard's better than Artie's (though AA was better on the boards). Moore has been a revelation. I miss the hell out of Dubinsky.

Torts had HIS team last year. Tough hockey, forecheck like hell, block shots, grind wins out. That locker room culture was custom built around the guys we had. There was a real band of brothers thing going on, and they played harder for it.

and now, 3/4ths of our team hasn't even seen a Torts training camp. And people are SURPRISED when we look unprepared. I think we may see some of that in the coming years. The team gets to know itself a bit better, maybe. You don't just throw a bunch of names into a lineup and expect them to play like a team.

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