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03-19-2007, 09:59 PM
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Time for another lines shakeup

Ok so they won tonight and crushed the Bruins 7-0. But this team is still not producing offensively without Hossa.

Look at the scores in the past few games

3-2 W
2-1 W
2-1 W
3-2 OTL
2-1 W
3-2 L
2-1 OTL
7-0 W
2-1 W

As you can see, they are barely winning games. Two goals a game, not to mention a weak PP? They arent gonna go far with those results.

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03-19-2007, 10:01 PM
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I'll take the 2-1 wins from here on out.

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03-19-2007, 10:09 PM
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I don't think there is a way to fix this scoring drought, the team's best shooters are either injured or can't shoot for some reason.

Well they should train on shooting and force the other team's goalie to move from side to side.

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03-19-2007, 10:11 PM
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I don't think there is a way to fix this scoring drought, the team's best shooters are either injured or can't shoot for some reason.

Well they should train on shooting and force the other team's goalie to move from side to side.
Yeah, agreed. Getting Shanny and Straka back should help (assuming they are close to 100%). I don't know that a shakeup will accomplish much.

It just scares you though, that we've been winning low scoring games. We're not good enough defensively to count on our defense to win in the playoffs (witness the countless games we've blown leads), so we're going to need to start finishing soon if we want to make any news against the Debbies or Sabres (or hopefully, the Thrashers).

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It just scares you though, that we've been winning low scoring games. We're not good enough defensively to count on our defense to win in the playoffs (witness the countless games we've blown leads), so we're going to need to start finishing soon if we want to make any news against the Debbies or Sabres (or hopefully, the Thrashers).
Agreed, somewhat. Talentwise, you are right, even before Tyuts and Karel went down this was a no-name defense. However, we have retreated into a playoff defensive mode before the playoffs have started. Hopefully, IF we make it, we will be more used to that defensive/playoff hockey mindset compared to some other teams that haven't been in it because they have been playing playoff desperation hockey. That's why I always thought the Devils did so well in the POs even when their regular seasons weren't so stellar.

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I dont think we need to make any changes, we just need to get healthy... We still managed to manufactor nine goals in the last two games.......

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03-20-2007, 12:31 AM
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Dude, your the biggest buzzkill on these boards, enjoy the great win man.

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Adding Shanahan back to the roster isn't enough of a shake-up?

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Dude, your the biggest buzzkill on these boards, enjoy the great win man.
I liked the win alot. Im just looking at the stretch coming up and see what can be done to keep this great streak going.

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03-20-2007, 02:57 PM
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Youre forgetting that they've added Callahan and Avery.

Avery has had something like 13 points in his first 20 games with the team and Callahans effect on the offensive side of the puck has been marvelous. I think those two, plus Shanny's return can jump start the offense if it stalls.

And hey, if they are letting up 1 or 2 per game then they are in every game. Thats all you can ask for. I hate to say it but basically the Rangers are playing simliar to the Devils, as far as the GA and GF output is concerned and look where the Devils are.

The Rangers are 2nd in the conference in defense. To think that they were 22nd in the league 2 months in is a huge turn around. And i dont think that its a coincidence that it correlates with the arrival of Dan Girardi.

Anyway... If you look at guys like Avery and Cally and Shanny, Hossa and Tyutin when they get back.. this team is SO much more prepared for the playoffs then last season. They have a little more grit and the speed to go with it. Hopefully if the Rangers make it theyll get much healthier instead of injured like past season. Its all about timing and for what its worth it looks like the timings right.

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Wow...look at what you just wrote...

"3-2 W
2-1 W
2-1 W
3-2 OTL
2-1 W
3-2 L
2-1 OTL
7-0 W
2-1 W"

We just won 6 out of 9 games, and got points in 2 others...thats 14 points out of a possible 18. I don't care if we win 18-0 or 2-1, the important stats are the "W" at the end of each score.

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03-20-2007, 05:08 PM
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g52 wants more scoring, nothing wrong with that.

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Ok so they won tonight and crushed the Bruins 7-0. But this team is still not producing offensively without Hossa.

Look at the scores in the past few games

3-2 W
2-1 W
2-1 W
3-2 OTL
2-1 W
3-2 L
2-1 OTL
7-0 W
2-1 W

As you can see, they are barely winning games. Two goals a game, not to mention a weak PP? They arent gonna go far with those results.
Tell that to NJ

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