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08-14-2013, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
I think distance has faded your memory of the 11-12 team at its best. I also think you've allowed the imbalance in the Rangers schedule to fool you. They spent most of the first part of last season playing teams who finished above them in the standings. They played the latter part of the season playing teams who finished below them in the standings. That's not a slow start fast finish. It's a schedule imbalance.
I'm not talking about their finish, I'm talking about a ~15 game stretch in the early middle of the season. Then their play tailed off for a while, picked up after the deadline and tailed of again. They didn't play all that well at the end but were saved by the schedule.

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