What Mashinter Brings to the Table

Among numerous complaints from Rangers fans this season has been the team's lack of toughness. We've already seen twice so far this year a top Blueshirt player take a hit to the head from an opponent without so much as a dirty look in response from a teammate.

Enter Brandon Mashinter, who has a reputation as a guy who isn't afraid to drop the gloves or stick up for a teammate which you can see in this video from last season…

And don't be fooled into thinking the 25-year old Mashinter is nothing more than a thug, because the guy has under-rated skill as proved by his 132 points (64g, 68a) in four plus AHL seasons.

When Sean Avery came to the Rangers he forever found a place in Rangers fans hearts with one push of a certain Devils goaltender and turned around the mindset of the Blueshirts in the process…

I'm really hoping Mashinter gets the opportunity to come through with a moment like that to get this team and the season headed in the right direction. Thursday night in Philly wouldn't be a bad place to start.

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