I hope your joking. No ONE player can make that much of a difference ..good or bad. The Rangers just weren't good that night....I expect us to be inconsistent. We are a young team with little talent experimenting with players. I think it's laughable if most people think we will be winning every night like last night against the Devils if we rid our selves of Lundmark.
I'm not joking. I thought about it like this, if you put Prucha in that first line now has someone, no matter how small and Euro you want to call him, that will scrap and fight for the line. The second line of Rucinsky-Rucchin-Hossa plays hard regardless. Now you have Lundmark off a third/fourth line and one of those is bound to play harder. If he doesn't pull that cute ****, its 2-2 with Kaspar at fault for the second. Maybe you can't see it, but theres a tremendous change from when he is in the lineup to when someone else is in his spot. I think if Lundmark was gone it'd be a hell of a lot easier to duplicate wins like the one in Jersey.
Am I the only one who would prefer a tough defenseman for both of these guys? If we can't get some D in the trade I say just take a pick.
I agree that we need one, BUT I am at a loss for who that D-man might be. It would have to be somebody better than Strudwick ( OBVIOUSLY) but who can fight just as well. Right now we are softer than a noodle in oatmeal.