What should the New York Rangers plan be if Mats Zuccarello misses significant time due to the injury sustained in Game 5 against the Penguins?
By Robby Sabo
Tangibles are easy to see. Things like Rick Nash’s shot, or Henrik Lundqvist’s reflexes, or Carl Hagelin’s speed are tangible qualities the entire crowd easily notices.
For owners and general managers, it would be phenomenal if tangible qualities were the only thing that made a Stanley Cup Champion.
In that case, you’d just gather the fastest, hardest-hitting specimens in hockey. Collect all the workout warriors, slap them together and call it a day.
As we all know, that is not reality.
Stanley Cup Champions are made up of so much more.
Real quality teams have layers of qualities. Some guys show prototypical talent, while other guys prove to be the glue of the squad. They are the ones that hold the intangible assets so many of us could only understand on the surface…..