Thread: Team toughness
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11-30-2013, 07:19 AM
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True Blue
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
The Bruins are just a better team -- it has little to do with toughness.
Not exactly correct. The B's are willing to go at it in the dirty areas of the ice. The Rangers are not. The Bruins are willing to go to the front of the net and to move people away from the front of the net. The Rangers are not. The Bruins are willing to engage a player. The Rangers mostly are not. The Bruins defensemen do not play with their sticks in the air poking. The Rangers defensemen do.

In short, the Bruins are willing to get their nose dirty. The Rangers are not. Which is a real shame because not all that long ago, they set an example for the entire league on how to do just that. They have gone from being one of the hardest teams to play against to being one of the easiest.

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