Thread: Larry Brooks: Torts fiddles as Rangers burn
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02-04-2010, 07:25 AM
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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

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.

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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