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08-29-2013, 07:08 AM
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Our entire off-season was all about one thing - keeping henrik lundquist happy. It may not be enough to keep him. But I gaurantee you his agent had a conversation with Glen about the lack of goal support and contending. This season is all about proving to Hank that the Rangers are a) close to a cup b) or at least giving him goal support. Here's what I believe. Henrik did not like what happened to Gaborik. The treatment, the benching, the trade. He saw it as a defense only philosophy over goal support. The team essentially went from a two-sniper team back to a one-trick pony named Rick Nash. In light of that, it does help make sense of many of the moves this off-season. a) resigning Zucc for 1 year (also a good buddy to Hank) b) not dumping Richards for at least 1 year. c) changing head coaches after a not-so-unsuccessful year. d)signing Pouliot. The philosophy change is all about increasing the goal scoring without blowing up the team. You can almost gaurantee if the team gets off to a slow start or isn't scoring or has another bad PP year - there could be some big moves made that. The kinds of moves the team has promised us they wouldn't make - moves that sacrifice youth. This is a make or break year for the organization. If they lose Henrik it changes everything.

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