Alexander Frolov (51.49%) - First Line Center - Marian Gaborik (100%)
Second Line Left Wing - Second Line Center - Second Line Right Wing
Third Line Left Wing - Third Line Center - Third Line Right Wing
Fourth Line Left Wing - Fourth Line Center - Fourth Line Right Wing
First Pairing Defenseman - Marc Staal (100%)
Second Pairing Defenseman - Second Pairing Defenseman
Third Pairing Defenseman - Third Pairing Defenseman
I went EC. Anisimov could probably handle the load and has a decent skillset to pair with them theoretically but let's not rush this one. If EC doesn't fit on that top line he's virtually useless the rest of the line up unless he generates more chemistry.
EC on the top line has to be the worst top line center in the league. He's as soft as a pillow and has confidence issues up the wazoo. I don't understand the fascination with him at all. I was hoping all summer the Rangers would let him go in free agency, but of course we just had to see if he wasn't a fluke....
I voted for AA because of his play style, but Dubinsky is my 2nd choice.
is it just me or was EC not THAT good as a 1st line center. He had some chemistry w/ Gaborik sure but he was too inconsistent for that position. Maybe he finds his game. Maybe he breaks 40 points but I doubt he will break 50 and have a hard time believing he'd break 60. What else is he contributing for that little production?
EC belongs on the FOURTH line let alone the first. He's lucky he gelled with Gaborik, but people need to understand he's very replacable and a young core guy like AA deserves those minutes on the first line centering.
Voted EC, but I personally do not like the fact that Frolov, the new guy in town, is getting the 1st line position... why not have the successful 1st line of Prospal-Christensen-Gaborik, like it was when the season ended?
I just think that the aforementioned 1st line can help spread out the offense more.
I don't know... maybe I will be eating these words when the season comes around.