Last years starting line up compared to now
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07-26-2011, 01:10 PM
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Everyone keeps putting Gaborik and Richards on the top line. I have no doubt that this will be the first combination attempted but I just don't see it working.
Maybe its because I just don't see Richards as the Gretzky-esk passer everyone on the Ranger boards makes him out to be.
I see Richards as a guy who knows when to get the puck on net. Allowing his line mates to get the garbage goals. In other words, an ideal line mate for Callahan and Dubinsky.
With those three on one line I see gaborik getting the space he needs to work his magic with anisimov.
IMO, Gabby is an opportunistic scorer. If Richards is what you say he is, Gabby should still score a ton of goals. So many of Gabby's goals are just on loose pucks and bad angle shots that he doesn't miss the way other players do.
If I may:
Feds - Richards - Gabby
Dubi - Anisimov - Cally
Prust - Stepan - Boyle
Avery - Rupp - WW/MZA/EC/Weise
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