Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 3/7/12
The Rangers need more skill. During a promising season that potentially could conclude with Lord Stanley’s mug, the Rangers greatest need is becoming more apparent the deeper we go in to the season. More specifically, they need established skill. With the likes of Chris Kreider coming – likely coming sooner rather than later – there is certainly skill on the horizon, but this Ranger team is ahead of its development curve and how much can you realistically expect from the likes of Kreider, Miller and perhaps Thomas in the short term? To become a legitimate contender beyond this season they could do with some additional help. Essentially, the Rangers win games because they absolutely refuse to give in, are not an ‘easy out’ and have the best goalie in the world, complimented by a deep and varied defense. They have a forward corps that is difficult to play against, deep and blessed with some skill. But they need more. The Devils, at least for this season, boast a back-to-form Ilya Kovalchuk,
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