The Off-Season Thread Part VI - Are we there yet? (Grabovski to Caps, 1 yr)
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08-22-2013, 02:21 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Charlotte, NC
The Rangers offense during the regular season hasn't really been as big of a problem as people claim, in terms of numbers. The year they finished first in the East, they did it because they were 2nd in 3+ goal games in the entire league. They had enough offense, even if it wasn't overwhelming.
The real problem is that during the playoffs, the rest of the teams tighten up and the Rangers had a harder time scoring. The rigidity of the coach's mindset didn't allow for them to push as hard, offensively, as they could have. This caused friction between the team and the coach.
It isn't about the team's offensive capabilities. It's about opening up just enough to score some goals in the playoffs. After watching three playoffs under this coach, I was starting to believe that his system was at fault, by it's very nature. That's why I'm excited about a coaching change, more than anything else.
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