I'd like to take you back to last June for a moment. In an interview with Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Mark Messier divulged his thoughts on a what he believed the Rangers needed to do that offseason in order to win a Stanley Cup.
"...teams that win the Stanley Cup get stronger as series move on, so for us this year the big thing is to add depth so we don’t have to use as many players as much as we did.
“The more depth you have, the less chance of wearing players down and having injuries.”
Depth. The ability to roll out all four lines, have them be effective in all three zones and spread the ice time around. The depth the team dearly coveted. The depth Glen Sather utilized to acquire Rick Nash. The depth the Rangers desperately needed when they traded Marian Gaborik midseason.
The depth that is severely lacking as the team faces an insurmountable 3-0 series hole against the Boston Bruins, who ironically, have incredible depth.
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