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01-19-2013, 08:35 PM
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#2|Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers|IT'S CLOBBBERRRIIINNN TIMMMEEE|1/20/13|7:00









GDT #2

Pittsburgh Penguins
vs New York Rangers

Sunday January 20nd, 2013
MSG - New York City



What to watch for!

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The New York Rangers gave up some quality pieces to land an even bigger one this past July. The Rick Nash saga ended on Broadway, as the Blueshirts acquired the scoring winger from Columbus in exchange for forwards Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, defenseman Tim Erixon and a first-round draft pick. The reigning Atlantic Division Champions are looking to build on a 109-point performance in 2011-12 and hope that the acquisition of Nash will take them to the next level.

During training camp, Nash slotted in on the right wing next to playmaking center Brad Richards (with young speedster Carl Hagelin completing the line). Nash never had an elite center during his nine seasons in Columbus and still scored at least 30 goals in seven of those campaigns, reaching 40 twice. It's intriguing to think of what he's capable of working with an elite talent like Richards. Certainly the most important offseason transaction for the Rangers was landing Nash, but he wasn’t the only player movement in the Big Apple. Gritty winger Brandon Prust got a large raise in Montreal, while forwards Ruslan Fedotenko and John Mitchell also moved on. Also gone are defensemen Jeff Woywitka and John Scott.

General manager Glen Sather did as much as he could to replace those that departed, by signing forwards Taylor Pyatt, Jeff Halpern, Micheal Haley and former Penguin Arron Asham. Pyatt had nine goals and 19 points through 73 contests last season in Phoenix. He has been playing with big-bodied center Brian Boyle and talented sophomore Chris Kreider. A veteran center, Halpern no longer produces as many points, but is excellent on faceoffs and could be key in winning draws for the Rangers.
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Projected Lineups

Bylsma's Bag O' Lines - Shake 'em up and see what you get!

Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Eric Tangradi - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Matt Cooke - Brandon Sutter - Tyler Kennedy
Tanner Glass - Joe Vitale - Craig Adams

Brooks Orpik - Paul Martin
Kris Letang - Matt Niskanen
Deryk Engelland - Simon Despres

Marc-andre Fleury
Voukoun


New York Rangers

Rick Nash - Brad Richards (A) - Carl Hagelin
Marian Gaborik - Derek Stepan - Ryan Callahan (C)
Chris Kreider - Brian Boyle - Taylor Pyatt
Mike Rupp - Jeff Halpern - Brandon Segal


Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Marc Staal (A) - Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto - Stu Bickel

Thy King


** Note all lines are subject to change **





Cole's Players To Watch





I know we are completely way too early in the season, but I think Geno is the best player in the NHL this season. He was on fire in the KHL and looks to be in mid-season form. While Crosby, Stammer, Giroux, and Ovy will be on his tails... I think #71 is ready to go and prove he was the best.

Another thing that is dangerous for the NHL is that he gets James Neal for another go-around. FINALLY Geno has a guy that has been his line mate that he can gain chemistry more and more each shift and know he won't be demoted to the 4th line. It's something we've dreamed about for awhile. A perfect example is the faceoff play they use where Geno puts it in a perfect spot and Neal rips it before I even finish my sip of beer. Can't wait to keep watching these two dominate.








Watching this Boston game, I can't help but to notice some guy in beast mode. Yeah.. I'm not happy to admit but Nash makes this Rangers offense scary. He was working the Boston defense and played very well. I'll keep it short and sweet - we have to watch out for him. He has legit weapons around him and is very dangerous.





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McGuire said Vokoun is starting this one.

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I'm feeling a big night from Geno.

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Looking at the Rangers line up I was wondering how they afford that with the cap & then I realized they pay their defense nothing. McDonagh is in for a serious raise next year but Staal & Girardi have cap friendly deals.

Stephan, Hagelin, & McDonagh only have this year left on their entry levels. Might be their last real good year to make a run before they have to restructure.

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hopefully Vitale is in the lineup for this one.

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I hate Tortorella. Hated his schtick when he was in Tampa and it's worse now that he's in a big market. I don't think I've ever truly disliked a NHL coach outside of him. Such a ****ing whiner.

Wonder if Biron will be starting?

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I hate Tortorella. Hated his schtick when he was in Tampa and it's worse now that he's in a big market. I don't think I've ever truly disliked a NHL coach outside of him. Such a ****ing whiner.

Wonder if Biron will be starting?
Fully agree. Always using used car salesman tactics to rally the troops. Even after wins he's always crying about something.

I always imagine him getting his check and complaining about money being green.

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As long as Tortarella is abusing a ****** reporter (Brooks et al), I'm fine with it. I only wish Rossi would report for the Rangers so I could watch Torts eat him alive.

Not fine with the whining about officiating etc though. We have a good month before he starts whining about the officiating (hopefully).

Looking forward to this game. An early benchmark for us / early test.

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These might be themed...although if Lundqvist doesn't play, the last two are irrelevant.



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Hopefully, we see our real offense in this one. That means more from the two best players in the world, please.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Vs New York Rangers, Mar 15 2012, Crosby's Second Game Back



Record vs. Rangers last year 4-2
Penguins 20 goals, Rangers 12.

They are a team to be respected, and are rightly considered to be the top contender for the cup. But we did seem to have their number last year and match up better against them than we did against the Flyers and Devils. New year, but I hope that dynamic remains so.

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Carl Hagelin - Brad Richards (A) - Rick Nash
Marian Gaborik - Derek Stepan - Ryan Callahan (C)
Chris Kreider - Brian Boyle - Taylor Pyatt
Mike Rupp - Jeff Halpern -Arron Asham


Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Marc Staal (A) - Michael Del Zotto
Anton Stralman - Stu Bickel

Lundqvist


Is likely what you guys will see. Those bottom two pairings will likely be mixed up. Either way, this is easier

McDonagh, Girardi, Staal: 24-26 minutes
Del Zotto: 22-24 minutes
Stralman: 12-16 minutes
Bickel: idk, whatever Torts feels like


It's a back to back game, but I think it's more likely we see Lundqvist than Biron. Tortorella will probably want to play Biron, but I doubt Hank will let him after today.

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Carl Hagelin - Brad Richards (A) - Rick Nash
Marian Gaborik - Derek Stepan - Ryan Callahan (C)
Chris Kreider - Brian Boyle - Taylor Pyatt
Mike Rupp - Jeff Halpern -Arron Asham


Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Marc Staal (A) - Michael Del Zotto
Anton Stralman - Stu Bickel

Lundqvist


Is likely what you guys will see. Those bottom two pairings will likely be mixed up. Either way, this is easier

McDonagh, Girardi, Staal: 24-26 minutes
Del Zotto: 22-24 minutes
Stralman: 12-16 minutes
Bickel: idk, whatever Torts feels like


It's a back to back game, but I think it's more likely we see Lundqvist than Biron. Tortorella will probably want to play Biron, but I doubt Hank will let him after today.
Thank you for sharing the lineup. Not kidding when I say it is appreciated.

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Thank you for sharing the lineup. Not kidding when I say it is appreciated.
No problem.

And I forgot tomorrow's our home opener. It'll be Lundqvist in net for sure, then.

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I'm feeling a big night from Geno.
Him or Sid.

Actually, I hope tomorrow is Sid's coming out party. At least Geno and Neal looked somewhat dangerous today, and registered one of the goals. Sid and his line looked almost like a glorified checking line this afternoon. I'd like to see that line get on the scoreboard sooner rather than later.

Also, minor nitpick, but shouldn't the defense pairings be listed as Niskanen - Letang, and Despres - Engelland?

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Eh, Torts whining about the refs is just a mind game. They're all just trying to get calls, I don't know when people are going to realize that. I think the guy is a hoot for the most part. Hockey needs a few more guys that actually emote. I think we have about 3 or 4, coaches and players combined.

I agree with Cole that Nash looked good. He can do amazing things on his own, he's not just a gunner. This will be another good game.

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I think Shawn Thornton broke Rupp's nose today.

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Should be a stiff test. Rangers have a very good team and are obviously looking to bounce back from the Boston loss. Selfishly I'm glad I at least don't have to look at Dooshbinsky a handful of times a year now that he's gone from the division.

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