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02-16-2007, 09:59 AM
Larry Melnyk
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Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
I dunno...the question is, will Hossa come back to earth and will he be effective if the Rangers make the playoffs. Those are two very big questions. I think with Roberts you have a lot more confidence that he will play hard every night and be there come playoff time, if this team is in the playoffs, and he will help down the stretch. It would be definitely an upgrade. I do worry about cost.

On Rachunek - I just think he's been turning the puck over more and losing the puck in his own zone, as well as losing his man. Of course, I think Girardi's looked similar, with which I dont think anyone agrees, so I wouldn't listen to me.
I cringe when I see Rachunek on the ice, his defensive abilities are substandard and in he will be taken advantage of more and more...I've already made some posts about Girardi's failings, so I see where you are coming from..But attimes, he also looks pretty good..Consistentcy is his problem, not unexpected fro a 22 year old...But the bottom line is that a Top-6 D with Girardi, Rachunek, Malik and even Ward needs to be upgraded..

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