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Torts fiddles as Rangers burn

Larry Brooks on John Tortorella's constant line juggling and he can't have all three of the Rangers better offensive players on the same line

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Perhaps Tortorella recognized that, for the coach began to juggle his lines midway through the third period. Indeed, when Gaborik scored late in the game, it was off a nifty feed from astute waiver claim Erik Christensen, with whom The Great Gabby seems to be sympatico.
Gaborik, who scored five of the team's six goals over their three-game western tour, is a prize; a spectacular free-agent signing whose production is not dependent upon the identity of his center. And the Rangers don't have nearly enough below to play their three best offensive players together.
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When Prospal was out with his knee surgery,Christensen and Dubinsky along with Gabby was a productive line. As soon as Prospal returned,he went back on the line with Gabby and Christensen became a bit player again and then a healthy scratch. Christensen can make plays and get the puck to Gabby. Leave Christensen with Gabby. Torts insists on putting his son with Gabby.

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