I never thought we would win this series, and I still don't, but the overwhelming thought/feeling I have had throughout this entire playoff is that the Rangers are going to be a very, very good team as soon as next year.
I think it's a foregone conclusion that Richards is coming here, and he has what it takes to single-handedly improve the PP enough to make it a legitimate weapon (as opposed to the liability it is today). Gaborik has to be better next year - he can't be worse. Dubinsky, Callahan, Staal and Girardi will be one year closer to their primes. Additionally, Sauer and McDonagh should be stronger and more ready to grind out a long season, so that should lighten the load on the first pairing a bit, and that in my opinion is a huge key to this team's success (Staal doesn't make that game ending giveaway in Game 1 if he's not exhausted, for example).
I love the direction this team is heading in, and I love to hear quotes like that from Dubinsky because they further validate everyone's belief that the ship is finally righted.
I'm a big Dubinsky fan but someone actually explain how this is a 'strong leadership quote' or how it shows any higher levels of leadership or even how it will inspire team mates? It seems to be a pretty much run of the mill sports quote from a player who's team is on their last legs.