Rangers need more toughness and more balls. Too many times over the season the team looked dead and lifeless, they need guys with edge. Not sure how popular this is, but some other poster suggested a Carcillo-Lapierre-Dorsett line, I'd be all for that
The only reason I posted that line is because someone said Carcillo may be available. But I am all for that line. It would be the most hated in the league.
If you actually knew what you were talking about, you'd know that Lindberg isn't soft. Apparently nationality determines that in your world.
So when he gets pushed around this year will he push back? Will he stick up for himself? That's all I'm worried about. How do you know if he is soft or not. He was playing in the Swedish Elite League... Going to be a lot different over here.
I think most fans want both. Cup-winning teams have both.
I'd rather have the talented team. Hard to find big guys who can hit and score, especially to fill a spot on all 4 lines. Nash and Kreider fit the big guys with talent roles, gonna have to be happy with that.
So have a soft swede as your 4th line center. That will work out well. Hes probably tougher than Boyle though. Biggest waste of 6'7 240.
I agree with this. A team like the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in part because they're not dumb enough to hand a bottom-six roster spot to some soft Swedish center. Everyone knows that doesn't work out.
Oh, what's that? Marcus Kruger is Swedish? And plays center? And is on the Blackhawks?
Toughness will be addressed wen McIlrath makes the team. Would like to add a tough winger with size as well. Not even a top-6er, one who can add maybe 10 goals and intimidate. Clowe could have been that guy, but, of course, he had to get two concussions.