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Do the Rangers miss Rucinsky on the PP??

View Poll Results: Do the Rangers miss Rucinsky on the PP??
Yes 1 1.59%
No 51 80.95%
If we resigned him, our PP would be better 2 3.17%
If we resigned him, our PP would still be the same 9 14.29%
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10-10-2006, 02:04 PM
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The answer to this poll seems to be a resounding NO.

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10-10-2006, 03:33 PM
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The answer to this poll seems to be a resounding NO.
Yep, looks like an overwhelming NO. It's funny that the only one who voted Yes was Jorts/AHall18, who started the thread.

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10-10-2006, 04:12 PM
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I disagree. He vanishes the second half of every year and never does anything in the playoffs. Good players produce all year and at least show up in the playoffs.
Rucinsky was injured for some of the second half and some of the first half. He was a PPG player, you can't really argue that he wasn't "good" or "effective" last season. He played well on the top 2 lines in the games he played so I don't see how he just vanished.

Never does anything in the playoffs!?! Nobody did anything in the playoffs last season! He came back in Game 3 too, so he only played Games 3 and 4. We were down 2-0 by the time he came back and I'm sure he wasn't in the best shape to play just yet. When I think of why we got swept in the playoffs, Marty Rucinsky doesn't come to mind. With or without him in the series, we would've lost. Our team just got outplayed by the Devils.

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10-10-2006, 04:39 PM
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He wasn't missed...

when he was absent for many games, so it's really questionable what he 'added' as opposed to merely complemented that could not be complemented by another player. The Rangers didn't have an overwhelming amount of organizational depth but somehow still managed to replace a PPG guy.

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The PP was quite poor last year and has been non-existant through the preseason. I think it's fair to question what might be wrong with that aspect of the game and how it could be fixed.
Quite Poor PP= 18.9% for 8th in the league (1 more PPG and they would've finished 6th). If the Rangers were "quite poor" and need "to question what might be wrong with that aspect of their game", there are about 20 other teams out there that were "abysmal" and "need to fire their coaching staff"

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10-10-2006, 06:34 PM
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The PP seemed...

a bit inconsistent. You look at a month like January and they were under 10%. You look a couple months later and see a couple games with 3 or 4 goals. It really ran hot and cold and at times, it was reasonable to question if the approach was correct, and it was debated numerous times. With Jagr, who's arguably the most talented offensive player in the world, you expect a top 5 PP.

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10-10-2006, 07:08 PM
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a bit inconsistent. You look at a month like January and they were under 10%. You look a couple months later and see a couple games with 3 or 4 goals. It really ran hot and cold and at times, it was reasonable to question if the approach was correct, and it was debated numerous times. With Jagr, who's arguably the most talented offensive player in the world, you expect a top 5 PP.
Wait, you are saying that last year the team went a few games without scoring a powerplay goal? They were cold at times? Well what did the team do last year every time the failed to score a pp goal in a game? They must have traded for a real powerplay specialist to get them out of the funk, right? I mean, they must have panicked after just one game.

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Nice exaggeration...

that's about my only comment to that post.

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Quite Poor PP= 18.9% for 8th in the league (1 more PPG and they would've finished 6th). If the Rangers were "quite poor" and need "to question what might be wrong with that aspect of their game", there are about 20 other teams out there that were "abysmal" and "need to fire their coaching staff"
I think it was consistency.

There were nights where it performed where it should, other nights where it looked really confused out there and unable to join.

The fact that it finished where it did is a testament to just how good it could be when it was "on".

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The PP strategy is the problem, not the personnel.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Finally, someone else who notices how no one drives to the net, there are never any screens in front, there's too much perimiter play, and it's too predictable, which means it's all too easy to defend against.

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Quite Poor PP= 18.9% for 8th in the league (1 more PPG and they would've finished 6th). If the Rangers were "quite poor" and need "to question what might be wrong with that aspect of their game", there are about 20 other teams out there that were "abysmal" and "need to fire their coaching staff"
Remember, Jagr had scored about 10 power play goals well before the olympics, the power play was on fire early on in the season, and then went to crap, and then picked up a little bit before the olympics. The power play also had two big games against Toronto right before the olympics at home and at the ACC and then again after that, it was pitiful to watch.

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