2013 Offseason Thread Part VI: Buyout Season
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06-19-2013, 02:49 PM
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but again, we played the Bruins better than the almighty Pittsburg Penguins. If the Rangers could even had half a goal more per game, we'd probably still be playing.
You can certainly argue that the Bruins have gotten better as the POs have moved along. And at the end of the day it was a 5 game series vs a sweep. Replace MAF/Vokun with Hank and the Pens could still be playing. Who cares. It didn't happen. Inter-series comparisons like that are worthless.
The Rangers lost the Bruins series because they didn't have the puck enough. Part of that can be altered with style of play changes (not giving it up as much, more aggressive in the dzone). Part of that is that the Bruins won almost every physical and board battle. Which is why some are advocating a need to add a little more muscle. The Rangers are fine physically against the VAST majority of the league. Those teams they aren't will have a large upper hand in the postseason when the whistles are put away.
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