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11-30-2013, 06:15 PM
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It's not toughness, it's size The Bruins pushed the Rangers around because they are just flat bigger. Brandon Prust is brave enough to drop the gloves with Milan Lucic, but Lucic is still going to knock him off the puck 7 times out of 10 because he is just a bigger man. The Rangers have a problem playing bigger teams right now (we saw it in the recent LA game as well), but bringing in a guy who will drop the gloves isn't going to change that.

When the Rangers controlled play against the Bruins a few weeks ago, it was because they used their speed advantage to the maximum and forechecked the hell out of them/closed space very rapidly. For whatever reason, the Rangers didn't have that extra gear yesterday, and the second the Rangers lose that final tick of speed, the Bruins can push them around the ice at will.

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