Thread: Team toughness
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09-06-2013, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR Viper View Post
I brought this up earlier in the off-season. The team lacks bite and the ability to either change momentum or stand up for themselves with a fight. Dorsett better be ready because he is going to be challenged almost every night because teams know he is alone.

Fighting unto itself is useless. The Orr's and Scott's of the league are sideshows at this point and a waste of a roster spot. However, fighting and intimidation is going to be a factor in this sport for a long time and this team lacks that ability.

But I will most likely be ostracized for my thoughts because it can't be backed up by stats. It's unfortunate because I do consider my thoughts to a level-headed approach.

I would love if the Rangers could add a Clutterbuck or Neil or Nystrom. They need another middle weight at the least IMO.
Dorsett may not mind being challenged every night. But even though he may put the puck in the net a few more times than they did, he fights a lot like Hollweg or Voros. I don't think he's even a Purst in terms of fighting ability. He may have a role on the team, but if the Rangers are counting on him to provide intimidation by himself, they're in for a disappointment.

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