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10-11-2006, 09:20 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Renney is horrible at making adjustments in game, just horrible. The Flyers took it to them and they had no answer.
One of the biggest problems for the Rangers last night was at the blue lines, and it always seems to be that way when they lose. The defensman back in at the line, i saw Roszival wait at the top of the circle when nedved got the puck at center ice! he let him walk right in and the n he started skating backwards, you do that stuff and the momentum is totally in the other teams hands.
Same with the offensive side, they werent gaining the zone right and because of it thy were getting off horrible shots with no one in front because they werent timed correctly, with Philly everything was to the net, the rangers, everything was to the corners and boards.
This type of play, besides the defense getting pinned in their own zone the other half of the night, leads to how the powerplay responds, the general flow of the game was dictated right from the start. The only good break-ins on the powerplay were from 2 forwards, once was Jagr and once was Shanny took the puck in their own zone and skated hard and backed PHILLY in, dished it off and set up.
The Rangers game when its on is skating, they have fast and skilled players that feed off the high intensity. Skating skating skating... They skate hard and throw some hits as a result, they skate hard and they win battles... I cant stand seeing Roszival come out behind his ne on a breakout, take two strides and glide for 3 seconds and then pass it horribly over someones stick... it starts with the Defensmens tempo, they got to kick it up and start skating so the res tof the team ahead of them fall into place, powerplay included.
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