Much Needed Rest
Making deep playoff runs year after year will eventually erode any team over time.
It’s just not sustainable for a number of reasons.
For the past four years, players like Dan Girardi, Marc Staal, and Henrik Lundqvist haven’t had adequate rest.
That is, until this summer.
What some call an excuse for playing poorly, I call reality. Warriors like Girardi, who sacrifice their body on a nightly basis, simply cannot sustain a high level of play if their bodies are not provided with the proper amount of time they need to heal.
Ryan McDonagh and Rick Nash would also agree with that statement.
While last spring was no fun for Rangers fans, it could be a blessing in disguise.