Found August 12, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Jesse Spector at the Sporting News tries to predict Rick Nash's point total in comparison to the combined points of Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov..."However the Rangers draw it up, Nash should have plenty of points, probably more than the 59 he got last season (assuming that it's a full season). Dubinsky and Anisimov, in down years, combined for 70 points last season, and should see much more ice time in Columbus. Don't look for Nash to match their combined total in 2012-13."...going to have to agree with Spector here, because even if Nash puts up a monster year of 40g, 30a, it still only equals Dubinsky and Anisimov's combined total last year. And Dubinsky's struggles last season were well documented....still doesn't mean it's a bad trade as the Rangers are expecting Kreider to make up the difference and even if he has an average season (20g, 20a), the combined 110 points between the two Ranger snipers should be far and away more than the...

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With three top penalty killers gone, who will step in?

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Derek Dorsett is most known for his time spent in the penalty box. People outside of Columbus hear his name and think “O That’s this season penalty minute leader.” This man is defnitely doing a great job defending his tough as nails title. Here’s something you don’t know about Dorse. He is a gentle soul. [...]

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Marian Gaborik’s Poor Puck Possession

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In line with analyzing each NHL team in their offseason series, has the New York Rangers today with staff writer Dave Lozo taking a look at a team with fresh faces coming off a 109-point season last year.Lozo believes adding Rick Nash will provide the Blueshirts with a new dimension on offense and he'll embrace the challenge of bringing a Stanley Cup to Broadway."...

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