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05-22-2013, 03:02 PM
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Trxjw
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
They are built with depth down the middle though. The Rangers were supposed to have that. Stepan, Brassard, Richards, Boyle.

They are too soft to play the style they play. Boston's wingers are all gritty, in your face guys with the exception of Jagr. Big bodies who can skate, shoot and score.
I think we can have that depth as well. It's just a matter of being patient. Lindberg can be a 4th line center in this league right now, but he has upside as well. Stepan, Brassard and OL down the middle isn't quite as good as Bergeron, Krejci and Peverley/Kelly, at least right now, but it's not so far off that it's crippling. It also has tons of potential in terms of growth if you can nurture the players properly.

Nash and Callahan are just fine as our top-two RW's. Kreider can grow into a top-six role. Miller may be able to as well. This team has to stop trying to operate on both sides of the street. Either commit to developing the team you want, and then fill the holes from the outside, or stop clinging so tightly to prospects and bring in the established talent you need.

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