The Strengths and Weaknesses of the New York Rangers

December 2nd, 2009 by Hot Stove New York Leave a reply »

The Rangers are in a freefall and it looks like the only thing that can stop them is the break in the schedule.

With no game until Saturday, now’s a good time to break things down and list all of the Rangers’ strengths this season:

Marian Gaborik can score goals.

Ok, that about wraps that up. Now for their weaknesses:

Henrik Lundqvist is having a subpar year. The defense is porous in front of him but he still lets in far too many goals that should be stopped. Hopefully, he’s just in a slump.

The defense is too soft.

The defense has too many breakdowns.

The defense is constantly out of position.

The defense lets too many opposition forwards stand alone, untouched in front of the net.

The defense chases the puck around in their own zone, leaving opposition players wide open.

The defense can’t stop anybody from scoring touchdowns in the red zone...oops, sorry, getting th ...

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