Thread: Team toughness
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11-30-2013, 07:24 AM
Bleed Ranger Blue
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Originally Posted by True Blue View Post
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.
This is something I can get on board with over the mindless drivel about fighting. This is important stuff, and I think you're spot on in this team losing the willingness to get dirty and do the things necessary to win.

....thanks to our esteemed GM, we are a skill and speed team now, without skill and speed

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