Thread: Line Combos: Rangers 1st Line LW
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08-11-2011, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
In Dallas, Richards had players like Eriksson and Neal. He thrived.

Not everyone can have the puck all the time and as it is, both Gaborik and Richards like to have control of the puck. You need someone who doesnt need the puck and can still add to the line when he doesnt have it.

Also, Alfredsson is a great forechecker, so you can't use that line.

actually just the opposite...Gabby has said repeatedly he DOESNT want the puck, that he wants a center that can carry the puck and find him...because of the complete lack of skill on the Rangers hes basically been forced to be a center, and a winger at the same time....hes a sniper...he needs to find himself open for breakaways or for 1-timers or sneak in and get those poke-in type goals hes famous for.... Richards-Gaborik makes so much sense together its ridiculous.

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