Originally Posted by Ray Finkle
Spoken like someone that knows nothing about the Rangers. How did they respond after Gaborik was traded? The mood of the lockerroom changed dramatically after sour puss was traded.
Mactruck, Staal, Girardi, MDZ, Moore....yep they're screwed against new Ovie.
I watch a lot of their games. Not many guys like Torts. That ship is run by the respected captain Callahan.
It's not a secret that Torts is the type of guy who wears out his welcome because of his style.
As for my ovie comment, it wasn't that the rangers are a joke defense. My point was that they rely on McDonagh with the role of shutting down ovie like the Bruins with Chara. He is very effective at playing ovechkin; and so my point was that Oates will have to mastermind a plan of attack that makes Ovechkin less predictable for McDonagh, just like he has this season.
That was my point, not a slight on the rangers defense. Just a key for the caps if they want to advance.