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06-10-2013, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by OverTheCap View Post
Ruff has always been a defense-minded coach with the exception of the post-lockout teams led by Drury, Briere, etc. Those teams had speed and skill up and down the lineup. Other than Hagelin, Kreider, and McDonagh, the Rangers aren't exactly a mobile bunch.

Although it's nice to think that Ruff can turn this group into the 06-07 Sabres, our roster as it stands isn't all that comparable to that team. I think Ruff can improve our transition game, but I also have a feeling we'd be trapping a lot more as well.
I don't think either of those Buffalo teams that went to the ECF had a bunch of real burners up front.

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