May 26, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers left wingRick Nash
(61) celebrates his goal with New York Rangers defensemanKeith Yandle
(93) and New York Rangers centerJ.T. Miller
(10) during the third period of game six of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. New York Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
1.) Add Skill, Not Grit
A quick question to all out there who believe that the Rangers lost to the Lightning because they weren’t tough enough: How many gritty, tough guys did the Lightning put in there lineup? Brenden Morrow is one of the few that come to mind, and he has been atrocious for a while now.
So, if the Rangers really want to improve, they have to get more skill. Players like Glass and Klein are not fit for the way this team should be playing. The Rangers missed Anton Stralman tremendously this year, and they must find a way to replace his excellent puck-moving skills. If they don’t, there possession numbers will continue to dwindle, and they will have to rely on goaltending and ridiculous shooting percentages in order to win.
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