Marian Gaborik-Brad Richards-Taylor Pyatt
Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash
Chris Kreider-J.T. Miller-Ryan Callahan
Arron Asham-Jeff Halpern-Darroll Powe
Top two lines just look like one of those random Renney generators. Torts throwing everything at the wall and hoping something sticks.
Love the look of the third line on paper. All america, in your face with some offensive flair to boot talent. Now THAT'S an NHL third line.
I'd have sat Asham instead of Boyle as well, but the message is sent. I'm an admitted Boyle hater, I think he's way overused on this team. But he's a guy I think will respond well to a one game benching, and I'm excited to see how he responds on Sunday, assuming he gets back into the lineup.
Gotta suspect Asham drops 'em in this game. Probably with Matt Martin, much to Boomer Esiason's delight
Coach trying to fire up Boyle
Good thing by Torts IMO
One of the moves I can really agree with
If Miller sticks - he (Boyle) will probably be moved done to the 4th line long term
Which I think would be a great thing for the team as a whole as we could then roll 4 lines and spread out the icetime better
Asham - Boyle - Halpern - Powe fighting it out for spots on the 4th line sure looks better than it did one week ago I must readily say.
This lineup is now showing some real likability
Call up Mashinter if we need a heavy
Ferriero and Palmieri as likeable callup options
Once Girardi is back - I would waive Eminger
If he clears he can get some serious minutes in Hartford and stay warm helping out the abysmal D they have down there and be a good callup option as well.
Then I would seriously try to find that #6 D we have all been talking about.
For a midlevel prospect & mid round pick. Maybe when Burns returns to the San Jose lineup - which should be within 7-10 days?? Then they gotta get rid of "someone" it seems...
Hopefully enough roster movement until the deadline
Thereafter we should see what we are lacking - if anything - to give us serious depth until the end of June
Rental UFAs at the deadline only please - unless a crazy deal appears - or unless we deal Boyle for a similar contract and upgrade adding more than him - but I do not see that happening really...