so who's the shutdown C going to be now? how can we incorporate guys that have been sitting without having to call up someone like Moore from HTFD and then just keep those guys sitting? hope this doesnt bite us in the ass like i think it has the potential to.
Other guys will just have to step up. Everyone thought we were doomed when they let Ortmeyer go and we did just fine...having one of the top PKs in the conference. Sure, it sucks to have Betts out but it's not the end of the world. Really, what's going to happen...we give up 1 extra PP goal while he's out? I'm still more worried about our PP than our PK.
Wow this is really bad news. I don't see Hollweg playing center though, I bet they'll go with Prucha because he's at least got some NHL experience and I would bet the Rangers trust him more than Holly or Greg Moore to play important minutes.
This injury and circumstance is exactly why I was asking Squishy about the Hartford C's a week ago..Persoanlly, I don't think anybody (center) down in Hartford is ready to play the intense level of the next 10 games...Not like either Prucha and Hollweg can....Neither Prucha nor Holly are a great answer but they both have played C in the NHL before and both hustle their ass off all the time..I guess the Rangers will see what happens tonight...They got a few nights off after tonight, it's possible they can make do with Holly and/or Prucha along with giving the other three some double shifts...(I don't like breaking up the other three line)
Come on now.....this is Betts out for 3 weeks, not Gomex, Drury or Dubinsky. Moore might come up. and Betts may never get back his spot. Injuries beget opportunities. Now we will get an idea whether Moore can actually cut it or not. If not, Betts is back for the PO's.