Big ups to Callahan. I buy when the Rangers fans talk about him as a captain.
Someone needs to tell Malkin that on a 5-on-3 just wrist it or snap it in. You don't need to do a big windup slapper when there's only 3 Rangers out there. All that happens is you miss the net and the puck clears itself.
I would say aggression and poise. I'll have to pay attention to it more. I don't see any HUGE schematic changes. We are more aggressive by nature.
I would say they have a less aggressive forecheck. They are sitting back more when they know they won't get to the puck first instead of sending two players steaming forward. This is allowing for greater coverage on the back end and fewer odd man rushes going against us. Thats just what I see anyway.
I know how much attention you pay to the defensive aspect of the game, so am I crazy to think that Sutter's defensive play looks much MUCH better than Staal's?
Sutter COULD be so money in the playoffs. Can't believe he has never played a playoff game.
It is especially last year and the year before. Main difference is Sutter LOVES to play defense, he thrives on it. You can see it. Jordan's D game slipped because it seemed like he lost interest in it to a degree. It's a passion thing imo.