noted line juggler going back to his days with the Lightning, with whom he won a Stanley Cup in 2004, Tortorella did not break up his top line yesterday, but did do some more mixing and matching below it. Most notably, he put speedy winger Carl Hagelin alongside center Derek Stepan and captain Ryan Callahan, making what is certainly a defensively responsible unit, but one that needs to produce offense if the Rangers are able to find that needed scoring boost.
If the Gaborik-Richards-Nash-Del Zotto-Staal unit is going to score you 2-3 goals a game, you really can't split them up. Once again, the '94 Rangers rode Graves-Messier-Kovalev-Leetch-Zubov to a Cup. I think Kreider getting back into this lineup and playing with the explosiveness he showed in the playoffs last year is important for this team.
As far as tonight... Nash breaks out. Prof. Universe typically doesn't put strings of great efforts together. 5-2 Rangers.
i know. i saw that which is why i was referring to it lol. i should've referenced it-- still not something i don't want to see though, i'm sure hags will help out with the line's speed problems, but def want to see him with nash. he played so much better when he had gaborik's skill on his line-- BUT i'd rather see gaborik with richards because of his shot. we'll see. i'm hoping for the kid, he had a lot of promise. hag's speed could be just what he needs to boost his performance.
i think we're going to win this. a blowout division win would cement our attitudes going forward, doo ittttt!