Originally written on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 12/13/14
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Derek Dorsett could be a difference maker (Source: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images North America) The Rangers faced the toughest possible opponent tonight. When an elite team like the Blues head to town fresh off a mauling they will be conscious of stopping the rot before it starts and will come in with wounded pride. This will be a great benchmark game for the Rangers. Can they go toe to toe with a contender? Can they put behind them their own disappointing game? Tonight’s game is the definition of a character test. Kevin Klein’s arrival meant the end of Michael Del Zotto but does it also signal the end of Anton Stralman? Stralman is reported to be looking for 3 million plus at season’s end, despite being distinctly average for the most of this year. Would the Rangers be willing to lock up what are essentially two third pair guys for what would be 3 million each? Rick Nash’s outrageous recent production has him on course for 30 goals. The media made a big deal about the timing of his...
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