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01-06-2013, 08:34 AM
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Take a shot: Opening night lineup

What will our opening night lines be... this isn't to argue, but with no preseason and so much unknown about player injuries (Hagelin, Nash, Gabby, and Sauer) what do you see as our opening night lines?

This is what I am hoping/expecting to see
Hagelin-Richards-Gaborik
Kreider-Stepan-Nash
Pyatt-Boyle-Callahan
Asham-Halpern-Rupp

McDonagh-Girardi
Staal-Del Zotto
Eminger-Stralman

Ludqvist-Biron


Sc: Bickel, ?, ?
IR: Sauer

Gilroy with the Whale, we need to sign a winger for that 4th line... that line looks slow and old, unless they plan to insert a kid from the Whale there

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01-06-2013, 08:38 AM
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gonna go with:
Nash, Richards, Callahan
Kreider, Stepan, Gaborik
Hagelin, Boyle, Pyatt
Rupp, Halpern, Asham
Haley spare

McDonaugh, Girardi
Staal, Stralman
Del Zotto, Bickel
Eminger, Gilroy spare

Lundqvist
Biron

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01-06-2013, 08:39 AM
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Cally will not be a third liner on this team. I think that's pretty much a given.

If Hags is ready to go:

Nash - Richards - Callahan
Kreider - Stepan - Gaborik
Hagelin - Boyle - Pyatt
Asham - Halpern - Rupp


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01-06-2013, 08:41 AM
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Cally will not be a third liner on this team. I think that's pretty much a given.

If Hags is ready to go:

Nash - Richards - Callahan
Kreider - Stepan - Gaborik
Hagelin - Boyle - Pyatt
Asham - Halpern - Rupo
This board has been screaming for more production from the third line, Callahan is the best defense forward on this team IMO and playing a winger who can score with Boyle will lead to more production. That is what I would do and Callahan will get his minutes plus he would Never complain, he is a team player. We will see.

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Question- I read that the team said that Kreider will not play in the NHL as it stands now. Is that true? Are they really reading that much into his AHL stats?

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01-06-2013, 08:45 AM
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Lot of questions right now about Gabby and Hagelin.

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Question- I read that the team said that Kreider will not play in the NHL as it stands now. Is that true? Are they really reading that much into his AHL stats?
I don't buy that, who else is going to make this team? Haley? Unless they have a move or two they plan on making, and unless they plan on trading Redden with a pick to a team with lots of cap room I don't know how they can even fit a quality player on the roster.

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Lot of questions right now about Gabby and Hagelin.
Is Hagelin still injured?

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If Hags is ready to go:

Nash - Richards - Callahan
Kreider - Stepan - Gaborik
Hagelin - Boyle - Pyatt
Asham - Halpern - Rupo
Switch Asham and Rupp, but I think this is pretty close. Not sure who the spare forward will be. Not much NHL ready help available in CT.

Defense:

McD - Girardi
Staal - Stralman
MDZ - Eminger
Bickel

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01-06-2013, 08:55 AM
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I'd start with the following:

Hagelin - Richards - Gaborik
Nash - Stepan - Callahan
Kreider - Boyle - Pyatt
Rupp - Halpern - Asham
Haley

McDonagh - Girardi
Staal - Stralman
Del Zotto - Eminger/Bickel

Torts has indicated his preference for Gaborik to have a left-handed center (and that first line had a stretch of great chemistry last year). Conversely, I expect Torts would like to give Stepan a chance playing with an elite winger on his strong side.

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I recall Tortorella saying he's going to at least try Nash and Gabby together. Judging by that memory:

Nash - Richards - Gaborik
Kreider - Stepan - Callahan
Hagelin - Boyle - Pyatt
Rupp - Halpern - Asham
Haley

McDonagh - G
Staal - Stralman/DZ
DZ/Stralman - Bickel/Eminger

Lundqvist
Biron

EDIT - Forgot about Stralman


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01-06-2013, 08:59 AM
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If Hagelin is healthy:

Hagelin-Richards-Gabby
Nash-Stepan-Callahan
Kreider-Boyle-Pyatt
Rupp-Halpren-Asham

McD-Girardi
Staal-Stralman
DZ-Redden

Lundqvist
Biron

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01-06-2013, 09:00 AM
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I remember Brooks saying that Hags, Nash, and Gabby are all good to go for the season to start, so:

Nash-Richards-Callahan
Krieder-Stepan-Gaborik
Hags-Boyle-Pyatt
Asham-Halpern-Rupp

McD-Girardi
Del Zotto-Staal
Eminger-Stralman

Lundqvist
Biron

SC-Bickel, Haley

IR-Sauer

I could totally see us picking up a defense men that gets amnestied

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01-06-2013, 09:01 AM
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don't sleep on JT Miller making this team, kids.

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01-06-2013, 09:11 AM
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Nash-Richards-Gaborik
Hagelin-Stepan-Callahan
Kreider-Boyle-???
Pyatt-Halpern-Asham

McDonagh-Girardi
Staal-MDZ
Eminger-Stralman

I think we need to find a 3rd line RW in camp, be it Thomas, Miller, ect.

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01-06-2013, 09:13 AM
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I don't like Kreider being on the 3rd line. I think he's got much better upside than Hagelin. I know Hags scored 20. But half of those were fluky anyway.

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How badly hurt is Hagelin?

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I think Hagelin and Kreider shuffle from 1st line to 3rd line, with Hagelin getting most of the time because hes a smarter player.

I also think that #6 D-man spot with Bickel/Eminger/Gilroy will be a black hole all season and I hope it can be addressed.

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I like Hagelin's motor better for a line that would be a little static with a player like Kreider.

I'm willing to be patient with him and let him work his way up the pecking order.

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We need another body for the first game. Asham's suspension carries over from last year. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see Miller get a look for a game or two. I would be surprised to see him stick though.

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Nash-Richards-Gaborik
Hagelin-Stepan-Callahan
Kreider-Boyle-???
Pyatt-Halpern-Asham

McDonagh-Girardi
Staal-MDZ
Eminger-Stralman

I think we need to find a 3rd line RW in camp, be it Thomas, Miller, ect.
whether we love it or not Pyatt will get the crack at 3rd line wing and Rupp is going to play on the 4th line, he does have experience with Asham and hopefully he is 100% as it seems he was hurt last yr.

Not enough time in camp for Miller, Thomas,etc..........although Kolarik is looking good in CT and he has NHL experience

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01-06-2013, 09:16 AM
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Hagelin has to be one of my favorite Rangers since the lockout, scoring or no.

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We need another body for the first game. Asham's suspension carries over from last year. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see Miller get a look for a game or two. I would be surprised to see him stick though.
good call as I havent heard that. I imagine its Haley. Heck he has a 1 way deal next yr so if they send him down then a few hundred thousand would be on the cap next yr. So I imagine they give him a spare job this yr even though based on performance Kolarik deserves it in CT

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01-06-2013, 09:17 AM
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Kreider on 3rd line with boyle, book it

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01-06-2013, 09:17 AM
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I don't like Kreider being on the 3rd line. I think he's got much better upside than Hagelin. I know Hags scored 20. But half of those were fluky anyway.
Does Kreider's pathetic AHL play garner 1st line consideration right away?

This isnt the rollercoaster of the playoffs. Hes going to have to earn it now.

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