Thread: Line Combos: Rangers 1st Line LW
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08-11-2011, 06:55 PM
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I hate the idea of Wolski on the 1st line. Hate it.

Wolski did play his best when he was with a Stepan+MZA. Problem is Stepan and MZA weren't facing #1 Defensive pairs on a consistent basis. Richards' line will.

You're looking at a one-dimensional line with Wolski as our 1LW. You slot Dubinsky there instead, you give that line a little life. Someone who can drop the gloves, throw a big hit, block a shot, and so on. Wolski is more 'talented', but he's nowhere near as good a hockey player.

I think a lot of you guys are worried about splitting the Pack line. AA and Callahan are going to do just fine with practically anyone on the left side.

Torts is going to rely on his best players to play in the biggest situations. Dubinsky and Fedetenko are the guys he was using last year. Wolski's a nice candidate to some of you guys because you want an elite offensive first line.

It won't last long, imo. I'd be thrilled if I'm proven wrong though.

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