Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/12/10 at 11:14 PM ET
from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,
And he sits, smiling, mouth nursing the stogie, content that, as he sees it, the game has happily returned somewhat to a style reminiscent of the glory days of the Oilers, certain that, finally, slowly, he has been turning the culture of this marquee Original Six franchise away from New York Yankees thinking and back, at least to an extent, to the sort of thinking that once worked so magnificently in Edmonton.
When you run the richest team in hockey – a team with a long string of aging superstars brought in at great cost and no result – a salary cap can become a blessing.
After missing the playoffs last spring by a final-game shootout, the Rangers are hanging on with the playoff-bound teams so far, entering their game with the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. And they are doing it with a lineup in which fully half of the players have never played professional hockey in any other organization.
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