"Bryan McCabe has boosted the blue line for a Rangers' team that has won two straight and scored 11 goals in the process. McCabe himself has chipped in two assists and is a plus-3 as a Blueshirt."
...like I said the other day, despite the Rangers going one for their first 15 on the power play after the McCabe acquisition I thought they looked in sync. And yesterday's 2-for-5 proved that. As McCabe becomes more and more comfortable with the Rangers system along with the return of Gaborik the Blueshirts power play will be clicking on all cylinders in no time.
the other night a commentator said that the opposition is forced to respect his shot - so when he gets the puck on the point someone steps up to him- this creates more space for the forwards. Hopefully we can gt more traffic in front and start banging home the rebounds into wide open nets
@chrisD Very true! Penalty killers can't cheat down low anymore or gang up on the fwds since they have to respect his shot and ability to make other plays.
I would love to see McCabe play for the full 2 PP minutes. Like that his head is always up, looking to quickly pass or shoot the puck. Only McCabe, Prospal and Zucc make consistently clean and creative passes on the PP. And he does a great job keeping the puck in the zone so PP can sustain pressure.
McCabe has played pretty well defensivelly too. No glaring mistakes, physical at times, good outlet passes, good skater, decisive. Didn't see the game against the Wild and basing opinion on the lowlights, but that was probably his roughest game thus far. It's definitely good at this point of the season to have 6 steady D with Eminger able to step in as needed. With the young D, I wouldn't mind Rangers signing McCabe to a contract IF he takes the "wife's hometown" discount for a year or two max.