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Rangers need more

Posted By Sam Weinman On December 7, 2008 @ 11:07 pm In Uncategorized | 61 Comments

Every team looks like it’s missing something when it drops a few games.

But this has been more than a few games for the Rangers, and the numbers reflect that: Chris Drury has no goals and just two assists in his last eight games. Brandon Dubinsky has one goal in the last 20. Ryan Callahan has one in the last 13.

By one theory this team has a handful of players who are bound to shake to life soon. By another, this team doesn’t have enough firepower to be a serious contender.

When I asked Tom Renney tonight if he was worried about a lack of finishers on his team, I pretty much knew what to expect. It’s a question a coach isn’t likely to touch as long as he is not his team’s general manager. And sure enough, Renney pretty much took a pass.

“This is what we have, so why would I speculate?” Renney said. “This is it. This is the team. We’re going to get this team scoring and winning.”

It was the right answer for Renney tonight. But I’m not sure it was the correct one.


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