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07-06-2010, 12:21 AM
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Depends on who makes the team, and what happens with Redden.

So to that, I have three scenarios.

1-Lineup with Redden:

Prospal-Christensen-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Zuccarello
Avery-Drury-Callahan
Byers-Boyle-Weise
ex-Prust, Boogaard

Staal-Girardi
Del Zotto-Rozsival
Redden-McDonagh*
ex-Gilroy

Lundqvist
Biron

*I don't like defensemen on their "offwing"


2-With OUT Redden

Prospal-Christensen-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Zuccarello
Avery-Drury-Callahan
Byers-Boyle-Weise
ex-Prust, Boogaard

Staal-Girardi
Del Zotto-Rozsival
McDonagh-Gilroy
ex-Valentenko/Pashnin/Sauer

Lundqvist
Biron


3-With OUT Redden and WITH Stepan and Grachev

Drury-Christensen-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Zuccarello
Prospal-Stepan-Grachev
Avery-Boyle-Callahan
ex-Prust, Boogaard

Staal-Girardi
Del Zotto-Rozsival
McDonagh-Gilroy
ex-Valentenko/Pashnin/Sauer

Lundqvist
Biron


I'll go with option #2, Stepan and Grachev in Hartford for the year developing in big roles.

Redden in Hartford freeing up cap space, McDonagh replacing him.

Gilroy in the lineup improving on his rookie season. You don't give up on a defenseman that can skate like him and has hands like him. You just don't.

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07-06-2010, 12:29 AM
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and Drury is just gunna disappear?
Sorry, forgot about Drury. Drury is a 7 million dollar a year Manny Malhotra. Got to have him on our team for two more years.

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Dubinsky - Christensen - Gaborik
Prospal - AA - MZA
Avery - Drury - Cally
Boogard/Prust - Boyle - Weise

Staal - Girardi
MDZ - Rozy
McDonagh - Gilroy



Nothing too crazy. Call-ups for Stepan and Grachev in case of struggles/injuries. I think Redden will be demoted or scratched a lot.

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07-06-2010, 02:16 AM
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I think Prust has solidified a spot on Anisimov's wings and for that Avery is going to suffer the most...

I think we open with...

Dubi - Christ - Gabby
Prospal - Drury - MZA
Prust - Anisimov - Callahan
Avery - Boyle - Byers/Weise

Boogaard

Staal - Girardi
MDZ - Rozy
McDonagh - Gilroy

Hank
Biron

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07-06-2010, 02:50 AM
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So it appears as though the Rangers will sign Staal and Girardi and go into the regular season with Wade Redden in tow. While this is slightly premature, this is your opportunity to post a long, endless rant about the rangers anticipated lineup, camp, players, player battles, ect. If it looks interesting enough, some folks may actually read it before posting theirs.

Lets start. My anticipated 2010-2011 Rangers lineup.

Prospal-Christensen-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Zuccarello-Aasen
Avery-Drury-Callahan
Prust-Boyle-Weise
Boogard

Staal-Rozsival
MDZ-Girardi
Redden-Gilroy

Lundqvist
Biron

1st line; Prospal-Christensen-Gaborik

I dont expect Christ to be the first line center all year. Look for Dubinsky to take that spot if EC struggle or slumps at any point during the year. I like EC, but he may even end up a healthy scratch for periods of time. But Prospal was re-signed, and he was most effective last season playing on Gaborik's line for around 65 games of the season. Much like last season, a lot will hinge on Gaborik's health, and big game ability.

2nd line; Dubinsky-Anisimov-Zuccarello-Aasen

Dubinsky adjusted to the LW position beautifully at the end of last season, and with out relative weakness in that position, he will start the season as a LW barring an unsuspected signing or Grachev making the team. He is the best of Prospal, Christensen, Dubi (Our top 6 guys) at playing without leaning on Gaborik, and is the reasonable player for this slot.
Anisimov we should look to for a breakout year. I have critiqued his speed (or lack thereof) but it is hard to deny that his wrist shot is the best on the team, and his stickhandling is phenominal. Package that with his Jagr-lite ability to control the puck along the boards and I think he has the package to be a great player.
I have Zuccarello-Aason winning the camp battle for a RW spot. He will either start top 6 or be a scratch, in my opinion.

3rd line; Avery-Drury-Callahan

This line will output a relatively modest offensive production, but will be very good at what it does. A great 2 way line with grinding and agitating ability. Drury and Callahan have natural chemistry, especially in their own zone, and Avery fits well onto the left hand side. This is the line I think is most likely to stick ogehter for much of the year, but cannot be expected to carry to much of the offensive load (15 goals from each would be great)

4th line; Prust-Boyle-Weise

Im unsure on how this will pan out. I am confident Prust will be back and in his 4th line role. Boyle, I see a possibility of a demotion, waiving and then to Hartford, but Sather may not be reay to giveup on the project he traded our 3rd for a year ago.
Weise I have here because i'd like to see him here, though it isnt altogether likely. he will likely be in a camp battle with MZA for the open RW spot, and Boogard may fill the 4th line permanently with Voros being the extra forward.

1st D pairing; Staal-Rozsival

Barring a major falling out, Staal will be back with a good long term deal with the Rangers and settled into the #1 spot as always. We will see if his late season burst in up ice rushes will continue.
This is a big year for Michael Rozsival. We cannot afford for him to have an early season slump, he must play well early and always to avoid forcing Redden into a top 4 spot (horrifying prospect)

2nd D pairing; MDZ-Girardi

Pretty much by default, MDZ is the 2nd pairing Left handed D. I believe that either Girardi or Rozsival will be his partner, but I prefer Girardi who plays better without Staal IMO. MDZ still a little over his head defensively in this role, a question is will Redden step it up enough to cover for a defensive shortneing bench situation where we need to preserve a lead.

3rd D pairing; Redden-Gilroy

If Redden indeed is on the team this year, he will have something to prove. I have said about all I need to say about him already.
Gilroy is interesting. I would prefer McD, Valentenko, or Sauer in this spot, but I anticipate another strong preseason from Matt and likely filling this spot.

Goaltending,nothing really needs to be said.

Camp Battles to watch

MZA vs Dale Weise; Both think they will be on the team this year. If MZA triumphs, ranger fans should be ecstatic about a new top 6 winger. If MZA struggles, Weise will likely make the team in the 3rd line spot, pushing Callahan up to 2nd. There is an outside possibility of both getting a spot.

McDonagh vs Gilroy

For the final D spot, McDonagh clearly wants to be fastracked to the NHL. Gilroy may be caught off guard and demoted, but we'll see.

Darkhorses to make the team;

Grachev-Maybe filling a LW hole to move Dubi to center, in this case Boyle is as good as gone

Valentenko; Nasty Russian defenseman may be what we need to stopgap the next few years until McIlrath is ready

Sauer; NHL ready 3rd pairing guy, may be a callup for injury or given a good shot, only if Redden is waived.

Stepan; Don't see it, some do.

Point predictions;

Gaborik; 40-45-85
Dubinsky; 18-34-52
Christensen- 16-36-52
Anisimov-22-25-47
Prospal-17-25-42
MZA- 15-25-40
Drury-15-17-32
Callahan 16-16-32
Avery 12-18-30
Weise 10-10-20
Prust 8-11-19
Boyle 5-9-14
Boogaard 2-2-4

MDZ 6-37-43
Staal 7-25-32
Rozsival 8-19-27
Girardi 9-16-25
Redden 2-12-14
Gilroy 4-7-11
These point productions will not get us into the playoffs. 15 goals from cally, Drury & Avery a piece is TERRIBLE!

All those guys, Dubi Inculded need to get to another level.You have Dubi regressing here!

I think ur goal total is overly optomistic for AA.

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These point productions will not get us into the playoffs. 15 goals from cally, Drury & Avery a piece is TERRIBLE!

All those guys, Dubi Inculded need to get to another level.You have Dubi regressing here!

I think ur goal total is overly optomistic for AA.
Not to mention Boogaard doubling his career goal total.

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07-06-2010, 07:55 AM
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These point productions will not get us into the playoffs. 15 goals from cally, Drury & Avery a piece is TERRIBLE!

All those guys, Dubi Inculded need to get to another level.You have Dubi regressing here!

I think ur goal total is overly optomistic for AA.
Going from 44 points to 52 isnt exactly regressing.

Anisimov is going to improve, I think. 20+ goals is not too outlandish IMO. If you think you can guess em closer by all means, be my guest.

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I can see Artem hitting 20 goals this year with more icetime and an increased role.

Dubi hitting 60 points.

I can see all the young guys improving.

But I just don't see the team going anywhere in the playoffs. Which is fine if the main focus is developing the youth.

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07-06-2010, 09:38 AM
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You think Boogie will double is goal production from over the last three years combined? lol
i was looking at that and laughing also

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Looking at these lines is depressing.

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Looking at these lines is depressing.
Remember how excited many NYR fans were last summer with Brashear, Higgins, Kotalik in the lineup? "Kotalik's gonna net 20 on the power play alone!"


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Prospal-Christensen-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Drury-Zuccarello-Aasen
Avery-Anisimov-Callahan
Prust-Boyle-Boogaard

Staal-Rozsival
MDZ-Girardi
Redden-Gilroy

Lundqvist
Biron

just a slight tweaking moving Drury up and Anisimov down since Artem just doesn't have the awareness to play top 6 minutes yet. In another season or two if he continues to develop I can see him slotting in nicely on the 2nd line, but until then best to use him on the 3rd with linemates that take the body (because artem doesn't)

I am hoping Boyle takes a step forward and uses his size and strength more often. He is so big yet he often seems to play like a smaller player. I am also bummed about not slotting in Weise who I think can help NY.

also not sold on Christensen on the top line, I would actually prefer to see Drury there. Points wise I don't see a real improvement between Eric and Chris anyway so why not slot the captain with Prospal and Gabby.

so perhaps

Prospal-Drury-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Christensen-Zuccarello-Aasen
Avery-Anisimov-Callahan
Prust-Boyle-Boogaard

Staal-Rozsival
MDZ-Girardi
Redden-Gilroy

Lundqvist
Biron

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Asuming we go ahead with what we got and no miracles trades go down i see it something like this


Prospal- EC- Gaborik

Dubi- Drury- Cally

Avery- Anisimov- Prust

Byers- Boyle - boogie

Rozi- MDZ

Staal- Girardi

Redden - McD

Id love to see guys like MZA, Stepan, and Grachev make this team but im not sure they are ready yet. That being said this team is just sad and even more depressing is how the PP will look with this roster

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Looking at these lines is depressing.
To think we're one top center away from a decent looking lineup...
and one that features Redden in Hartford

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I may be in the minority, but I honestly like this team better than last years, and still think this should be a playoff team.

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I may be in the minority, but I honestly like this team better than last years, and still think this should be a playoff team.
I think the bigger issue is the rest of the conference in better.

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I think a trade will happen but as of now

Dubinsky Christiensen Gaborik
Prospal Anisimov MZA
Avery Drury Callahan
Boogaard Prust Weise
Boyle

Staal Girardi
Del Zotto Rozsival
Mcdonaugh Redden
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These point productions will not get us into the playoffs. 15 goals from cally, Drury & Avery a piece is TERRIBLE!

All those guys, Dubi Inculded need to get to another level.You have Dubi regressing here!

I think ur goal total is overly optomistic for AA.
I should also point out that my goal predictions put us at 232 goals for, our highest total since 06-07

With Eminger added to the mix, all I really have to change is less likelihood that Redden or McD are on the team.

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Savard is available and Sather will probably go after him.

Savard and Gaborik will be fun to watch.

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I agree with the OP on our lineup.

Unless this team can get some serious mojo ala 05-06 we're finishing pretty low. Don't be shocked if the Isles finish ahead of us.

The King and Biron have their work cut out for them.

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If either Hank or Gabby miss much time we're likely a lottery team. If they both play a full season we're likely looking at 7th to 10th in the conference. So basically more of the same. I just hope we sell at the deadline this time around. I have higher hopes for 2011-2012.

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Savard is available and Sather will probably go after him.

Savard and Gaborik will be fun to watch.
Does everyone remember Savard is 33 years old and has 7 YEARS left on his contract? AND a no-trade clause?

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I think that.. DRURY is first line center and...Redden gone and we signed Paul Mara

Prospal-Drury-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Zuccarello-Aasen
Avery-Christensen-Callahan
Prust-Boyle-Weise
Boogard

Staal Girardi
Zel Zotto Rozsival
Mara Gilroy
Eminger

I like it

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Does everyone remember Savard is 33 years old and has 7 YEARS left on his contract? AND a no-trade clause?
1st of all I am not a NYR fan. 2nd of course I do remember. 3rd, this is the type of move Glan usually makes in off season. 4th, NYR must make playoffs otherwise he may lose his job. 5th, Savard contract might be bad in the last two years of his NHL lilfe. 6th, you do want to maximize Gaboriks scoring. with Savard he can score 50-55 if both are healthy. 7th, you almost always overpay for decent #1 center.

I mean if you are going into NHL season with Drury, Dubie, Christensen or Anisimov as your #1 centers then you are not doing your job as a GM unless you are committed to rebuild. Most NYR would no tmind to wait another year and get a top pick.


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Slats "stays the course"

Dubinsky - Christensen - Gaborik
Prospal - Anisimov - MZA
Avery - Drury - Callahan
Boogaard - Boyle - Prust
Byers

Staal - Girardi
Rozsival - Del Zotto
McDonagh - Redden
Eminger

Lundqvist
Biron

Gilroy to HFD. Weise, Grachev are injury call-ups.

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Slats "pulls a Sather"

Prospal - Demitra - Gaborik
Kovalchuk - Anisimov - MZA
Avery - Drury - Callahan
Byers - Christensen - Prust
Boogaard

Staal - Girardi
Rozsival - Del Zotto
McDonagh - Gilroy
Eminger

Redden, Dubinsky, and prospect/draft pick traded to whoever for whatever. Boyle goes wherever.

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