In case you missed it the last two weeks, I decided I’m piggybacking off Elliotte Friedman and our own Brandon Cohen. This is a weekly thought post on Wednesdays going forward. I’d usually do these ad-hoc, but I like the idea of a mid-week thoughts post. This week is one day late because of the Tim Peel drama. Let’s focus on the Rangers defense, and how it’s gone from a weakness to a strength.
1. When someone tells you that an assistant coach doesn’t matter, point to the Rangers. Lindy Ruff was replaced by Jacques Martin, and the Rangers did a complete-180 defensively.