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02-08-2007, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Levitate View Post
I'd say in general that the Rangers have had a much harder time this year effectively breaking the puck out of their own zone, and I think a large part of it has something to do with what you mentioned. The defense doesn't really get the support they need to break out the puck out well, a failing that falls on the forwards.
It would certainly help if we had a good puck carrying defenseman. Pock is the closest we have. No one else can clear the zone on his own or gain the offensive zone on his own. A glaring weakness.

We were spoiled when we had Kovalev and Leetch for that.

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