The Off-Season Thread Part VI - Are we there yet? (Grabovski to Caps, 1 yr)
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08-23-2013, 08:44 AM
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The goalie tandem rankings
Henrik was great under Tom Renney too. Tortorella and his shot blocking system didn't make Hank a great goaltender.
You can argue with some of the selections. It doesn't really matter. Some of the teams such as NJ,Anaheim,Toronto,STL and even Pitt don't know which goalie will be their #1.
Nash was effective with both Stepan and Richards at 5 on 5
Look at McDonagh. He had 3 goals at even strength. Stralman was his D partner or was the player on the ice when he scored the goals. McD logged 511 minutes with Girardi at even strength. 288 minutes with Stralman. Maybe Vigneault and Samuelsson should break them up at times. Put Staal back with Girardi.
McDonagh didn't just score 3 goals with Strålman but 8 of his 15 5v5 points. I don't think he would have held that incredible 1.66 P/60 rate playing 500+ minutes with Anton, but it is still very impressive.
But Strålman had that effect on everyone's game last season. He may not have scored a ton of points himself, but the Rangers owned possession and scored a lot with him on the ice.
Stepan scored 50+% of his 5v5 points in less than 30% of his total 5v5 time with Strålman. Callahan played slightly above 30% with Anton and scored 55% of his points with him. Nash seems to be the only significant scorer who could score about as well with any D-man.
Re: the article. What a joke! The overvalue the impact of the backup significantly. I mean Toronto ahead of the Rangers!?
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