Thread: Post-Game Talk: Rangers @ Caps: Trade Del Zotto!!!
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10-17-2013, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Bardof425 View Post
Stralman was probably our least effective player last night. Thoughts?
Originally Posted by NYR2007 View Post
He had a terrible game, struggled all night against the transition. got caught in between all night.

He worries me because i remember hearing Torts always having to be on Stralman to get him on his game. (24/7 i believe )
What game were you watching, honestly?

Strålman was quite obviously the best Ranger defenceman on the breakout and in transition. He had two bad mistakes and a few misplays, but that's his game. He is effective because he is calm with the puck and takes risks, sometimes it backfires. But the good significantly outweighs the bad.

We dominated 5v5 and that was a fantastic sight. But we only dominated when Staal-Strålman were on the ice. When the other two pairings were on the game was pretty evenly matched. And they dominated despite getting 50/50 zone starts. Our top line posted similar possession numbers, but they had an 80-20 offensive zone start bias.

Look. Strålman's game isn't very obvious, but it sure as hell is effective. He will lead our defencemen in +/- at season's end by a mile.

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