Thread: News Article: 5 Potential X-Factors for 2013-2014
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06-11-2013, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Crease View Post
Viper, the Rangers defense has height but not weight. Look at the average weight of the Capitals starting 6. Look at the average weight of the Bruins starting 6. Even Pittsburgh. A former Ranger (hint: his number hangs at the Garden) told me before the Capitals series that we're too undersized on the back-end. "Watch how they're going to pin us in our own end" he said. McIlrath should help but to say the Rangers defense is "huge" is a bit of a mischaracterization.
We were pinned in our endzone largely because our system gave our D few options; pin the puck along the boards or chip it out. The biggest D in the world would have trouble breaking out with those options.

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