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07-12-2011, 05:29 PM
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4th line. Anisimov/Stepan will be our third line center. Boyle at no. 4 is very solid depth.

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should everyone et signed and not traded, here's what I see.

Wolski - Richards - Gaborik
Dubi - Anisimov - Callahan
Prust - Stepan - Fedotenko
Avery/Zuccs - Boyle - Rupp

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07-12-2011, 06:17 PM
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If the Rangers bring back Prospal, we could be looking at:

Wolski - Richards - Gaborik
Dubinsky - Anisimov - Callahan
Feds - Stepan - Prospal/MZA
Rupp - Boyle - Prust
Avery

Staal - Girardi
McD - Sauer
Erixon - Lepisito/MDZ
V-Tank

Lundqvist
Biron

That's a very deep line-up (albeit young on the backline) and if they are able to stay relatively healthy, could go deep in the playoffs.

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07-12-2011, 06:43 PM
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The Feds-Boyle-Prust line will determine themselves what line they will be. If they play like last year, then they will be the #3 line... no doubt.

I will note that I am a bit skeptical though that this line will even stay together. Will Feds move up to play with the top line? Will Boyle & Prust play with Rupp on the 4th line? Tough to say at this point.

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The Feds-Boyle-Prust line will determine themselves what line they will be. If they play like last year, then they will be the #3 line... no doubt.

I will note that I am a bit skeptical though that this line will even stay together. Will Feds move up to play with the top line? Will Boyle & Prust play with Rupp on the 4th line? Tough to say at this point.
So one of Stepan/Anisimov will be playing on the 4th line? I don't think so....

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Boyle and prust aren't third line players and i have a feeling that Tortorella is pencilling them on the 4th with Rupp. Fedontenko will stay on the third line. Just my prediction

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I think Feds gets a shot on the first line with Richards.

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07-12-2011, 08:14 PM
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I see it the same way we all do, who knows whats going to happen, who is in the lineup, Boyle could play 20 mins to 5 mins its all speculation until we see the season starts.

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It doesn't matter because as soon as something does not click, Torts will be reassembling lines on the fly as usual.

The only constant as far as I am concerned is:

x-Richards-x
x-x-x
x-x-x
x-x-x

Everyone else will be subjected to being put on whatever line Torts sees fit. If Gaborik isn't in the doghouse all year he might be a staple on the first line. I don't see Richards getting in the doghouse, and just about everyone else on the team is moved around depending on how they, or others, are playing that night.

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Last year, when Fedetenko was healthy, it was a true 3rd line. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck (and gets the comensurate ice time) it's a duck. This year, I'm not so sure how it will shake out. While I think that Tortorella will continue to use all four lines, I could see scenarios where Fedentnko or Boyle end up on Richards left wing. Or one could end up with Callahan and a center TBD if Dubinsky moves to Richards' flank. If they stay together then they are probably the third line. The Rangers depth and flexibility up front was and is a big part of their success. Interesting to see where it goes this year.

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I doubt that's the line. I think Feds will be with Zuccarello and Stepan on the third line, and Boyle, Prust and Rupp will be the fourth line... or more accurately a 3b line because it will likely play more than a regular 4th line would.

I would say the time on ice will be something like this:

1 line: 19 minutes
2 line: 17 minutes
3 line: 15 minutes
4 line: 9 minutes


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I doubt that's the line. I think Feds will be with Zuccarello and Stepan on the third line, and Boyle, Prust and Rupp will be the fourth line... or more accurately a 3b line because it will likely play more than a regular 4th line would.

I would say the time on ice will be something like this:

1 line: 20 minutes
2 line: 17 minutes
3 line: 15 minutes
4 line: 10 minutes
Presumably that includes guys like Stepan and Richards playing PP point time, which is why we're over 60 there.

I like that distribution. Can cut the 3rd line and up the others a little bit if they struggle.

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Presumably that includes guys like Stepan and Richards playing PP point time, which is why we're over 60 there.

I like that distribution. Can cut the 3rd line and up the others a little bit if they struggle.
Can't go over 60 minutes - I think it was just math error. Otherwise I'm also in agreement with the overall distribution trend - the gap in minutes between lines should not be too significant for 2-4 lines.

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