NHL Playoffs: 7 Reasons the 2012 NY Rangers Would Beat the 1994 Team

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NHL Playoffs: 7 Reasons the 2012 NY Rangers Would Beat the 1994 Team
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The 2012 New York Rangers are bigger, faster and more disciplined than the 1994 team that won the Stanley Cup. 

As anyone guarding Chris Kreider knows, speed kills. The 2012 Rangers are young, fast, confident and, despite what the media hasn't heard, well coached. 

The 1994 Rangers were a championship team and will always be legends in New York, but they would not be able to skate with, or shoot past, this 2012 Rangers team. 

If this time-machine game were to happen, and Leetch, Graves or Messier managed to get a shot past the best shot-blocking team in the NHL, that shot would be smothered, with no rebound, by the best goalie in Rangers history, Henrik Lundqvist.

There's obviously more to winning a hockey game than big, fast-moving bodies, so here are seven reasons the 2012 Rangers would beat the 1994 Stanley Cup winning New York Rangers.

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