Thread: Team toughness
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09-06-2013, 10:30 AM
Mr Atoz*
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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.
As far as them fighting I agree with you. However, here is Cloton Orr's best play ever as a NY Ranger. Earlier in the game, Ovechkin purposely came crashing into Lundqvist's knee and the Garden was deathly silent thinking Lundqvist was done for the season if not career.

That's why you need team toughness.

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