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RangerBoy 01-09-2010 03:41 PM

Prospal close to returning(maybe Tuesday)
 
Vinny Prospal spoke to the media during the game today. He is close to returning from his knee surgery. Tuesday makes two weeks since had the surgery. They said 10 days-3 weeks.

Quote:

If no setback, could return to lineup Tues vs. Devils...
about 3 hours ago from web

Prospal skated 45 min this morning, "harder session," than first skate in Atlanta..."Did everything, even score, there was no goalie."
about 3 hours ago from web

http://twitter.com/NYP_Brooksie

King of cool 01-09-2010 03:47 PM

Great news. Question is, do we break the 1st line? :dunno:

BroadwayBlues 01-09-2010 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by #97 (Post 23100284)
Great news. Question is, do we break the 1st line? :dunno:

No. If aint broke to break it.

Carlos Ranger 01-09-2010 04:10 PM

Please sit Brash, it'll really let a few people slide into places they belong.

Dubinsky-Christensen-Gaborik
Prospal-Drury-Callahan
Higgins-Anisimov-Kotalik
Avery-Boyle-Lisin

HAPPY HOUR 01-09-2010 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by #97 (Post 23100284)
Great news. Question is, do we break the 1st line? :dunno:

Yes. Prospal will produce more long term with Gabby imo..

Christensen now has the inside edge on Boyle.

But.... most like Boyle on the pk (and so does Torts).

So..another question... Who does he replace in the line-up? Lisin??

Brash is the easy answer (the guy is done), but this team is soft enough as it is.

darko 01-09-2010 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by #97 (Post 23100284)
Great news. Question is, do we break the 1st line? :dunno:


No, dont fix it if it aint broke. Christy is playing so well right now you simply have to go with hot hand. Once Christy cools off you make the change.

King of cool 01-09-2010 05:35 PM

I don't think so we tried Prospal at center with Dubinsky and Gaborik on the wings, this could be lethal. Really tough call.

TheHotRock 01-09-2010 06:22 PM

please play him with anisimov and lisin. we need another skill line

Richter35 01-09-2010 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierreification (Post 23100582)
Please sit Brash, it'll really let a few people slide into places they belong.

Dubinsky-Christensen-Gaborik
Prospal-Drury-Callahan
Higgins-Anisimov-Kotalik
Avery-Boyle-Lisin

switch avery and higgins and i'll buy that. When crusher cools off we can revert back to the old lines but I like what he's been doing so far with gabs and dubi these last few games.

edit: that lineup also becomes soft as charmin, perhaps brash stays and lisin sits?

King of cool 01-11-2010 10:36 AM

Quote:

at #Rangers practice Vinny Prospal skating on top line with Gaborik and Christensen #NYR
Quote:

Brandon Dubinsky skating with Drury and Callahan #Rangers #NYR
http://twitter.com/JimCerny

UnderPSI 01-11-2010 10:46 AM

Good to hear.

I would love to see the Prospal/Christensen/Gaborik line. :handclap:

Levitate 01-11-2010 10:49 AM

eh, we'll see, I think Dubinsky's ability along the boards and in front of the net were what helped make that line work. I don't think Prospal can quite do the same. He's not as strong on the boards as Dubinsky is

BroadwayBlues 01-11-2010 10:56 AM

^ Agreed!

For some reason Tortorella seems desperate to always have Prospal on the first line.
Please spread the talent around. Maybe Prospal helps the second line score more.

DontStepanMe 01-11-2010 11:18 AM

im questioning this move to put Dubi down a line... I'm just not understanding why we would tamper with a line that has been very effective

offdacrossbar 01-11-2010 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by #97 (Post 23130580)

dub cally and dru. thats a great 3rd line.

problem is, torts thinks its our 2nd line.

:shakehead

Loffen 01-11-2010 11:44 AM

Prospal returns, Christensen remains on Line #1
 
Prospal - Christensen - Gaborik
Dubinsky - Drury - Callahan
Higgins - Anisimov - Avery
Voros/Brashear - Boyle - Lisin/Kotalik

http://twitter.com/AGrossRecord
_______

Dubi's been "hot" while playing on the Top Line... I personally would've liked to see Prospal on Dru's wing for a game or two.

IceBear86 01-11-2010 11:48 AM

don't like it. The first line has been hot the last games, you shouldn't change that. As I wrote in another thread, I'd keep the first two lines and let Vinny play wing on the 3rd with Anisimov and Avery. But let's see how it works out.
Nice to see Christensen getting rewarded for his effort, though.

King of cool 01-11-2010 11:50 AM

I would love to see a first line Dubinsky-Prospal-Gaborik.

Salz 01-11-2010 11:51 AM

I like this a lot. I think Duby will play his best on a grinding type of line. I think it tailors to Drury as well. The second line has a lot of potential. Christensen should not be broken off Gabby's line yet. Keep him there while he's on a roll.

Salz 01-11-2010 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by offdacrossbar (Post 23131060)
dub cally and dru. thats a great 3rd line.

problem is, torts thinks its our 2nd line.

:shakehead

It's our 2nd line because we don't have many 2nd line players. Dubinsky is a Top 6 player though. Callahan borderline 2nd liner, Drury very good 3rd liner.

OverTheCap 01-11-2010 11:54 AM

Not a fan of this either.

Prospal cooled down considerably before his injury and Dubinsky has 12 points in his last 10 games. Hopefully Dubi gets the 2nd line going, they need someone who is capable of dishing the puck and entering the zone. Dubi has also shown some chemistry with Cally in the past.

we want cup 01-11-2010 11:56 AM

Unhappy with this.

Would rather have Prospal's passing with guys like Drury and Cally, who NEED to have a better puck distributor on their line.

nyr2k2 01-11-2010 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoFFeN (Post 23131404)
Prospal - Christensen - Gaborik
Dubinsky - Drury - Callahan
Higgins - Anisimov - Avery
Voros/Brashear - Boyle - Lisin/Kotalik

http://twitter.com/AGrossRecord
_______

Dubi's been "hot" while playing on the Top Line... I personally would've liked to see Prospal on Dru's wing for a game or two.

Exactly, Loffen. Flip Dubinsky and Prospal and I'd be very happy.

I Am Chariot 01-11-2010 12:00 PM

[QUOTE]
Quote:

Originally Posted by LoFFeN (Post 23131404)
Prospal - Christensen - Gaborik
Dubinsky - Drury - Callahan
Higgins - Anisimov - Avery
Voros/Brashear - Boyle - Lisin/Kotalik

http://twitter.com/AGrossRecord


Break up Dubi and Christ? Why tinker with whats been working....

Loffen 01-11-2010 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chariot (Post 23131708)
Break up Dubi and Christ? Why tinker with whats been working....

Agreed. "If it ain't broken... don't fix it"


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