Found February 25, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
One of the emerging themes in this current slump for the Rangers is the concept of "team toughness." More specifically, that this team lacks it. Everyone is going to have a different definition of the term, but for me "team toughness" equates the not simply fighting but a general philosophy. It encompasses a number of aspects of the game: sure, sticking up for teammates, but persistences along the boards. Tenacity every shift. The Rangers had all of that going for them last season. They weren't the most skilled team, they may not have good games, but one thing that was certain was that teams were going to have to work hard for a full 60 minutes in order to earn a victory over the 2011-2012 Rangers. As Marty Biron said after the most recent loss in Montreal, the team has to get back to being difficult to play against. Some people have pointed out the losses of Prust and Dubinsky, and to a lesser extent Rupp and Fedotenko, as the reason why the team isn&#...
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