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03-05-2009, 10:52 AM
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Naslund Gomez Zherdev
Dubinsky Drury Antropov
Avery Korpikoski Callahan
Sjostrom Betts Orr


They are the only lines that make sense.

Antropov's most productive years, and the only two in which he scored 20 goals (last year and this year), is when he was on the wing.

Antropov is not nearly fast enough to keep up with Gomez or even Naslund.

Avery is not a consistent enough scorer to take Naslund's spot in the top 6.

That leaves this as the only sensible combination.

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03-05-2009, 11:33 AM
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i'd go:

Naslund Gomez Antropov
Avery Dubinsky Zherdev
Korpikoski Drury Callahan
Sjostrom Betts Orr

Rozsival Redden
Staal Morris
Mara Girardi

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03-05-2009, 12:06 PM
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I'm basing my lines on the fact I don't like Drury as a center. I think many, many times the Rangers are caught in their own zone, you see the Drury line out on the ice. One reason is because he plays a very passive defense. I think you need someone who can take the body and separate the puck carrier from the puck. Considering Torts like the duo of Dubi and Drury, I would do the following:

Naslund Gomez Callahan
This line has played together before and Callahan could be the first guy in pressuring the defense.

Korpikoski Antropov Zherdev
You have the two Niks playing with another European player. Korpikoski is relieved of his center duties and can keep his game simple on the wing and work the corners and the forecheck.

Avery Dubi Drury
As I stated earlier, I think Drury would be better suited on the wing where he can concentrate on scoring and not having too much defensive responsibilities. I like the combo of Avery/Dubi and the hitting they'll bring to this line.

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Most consistent line for the Rangers this year. Nuff said.

With these lines, I think you have a lot of scoring balance (Gomez/Nazzy; the 2 Niks and Dubi/Drury) along with some guys that can get in and do some forechecking (Cally, Korps and Avery).

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03-05-2009, 01:53 PM
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Oddly enough, I noticed that too. I initially didn't think the moves had a huge impact. But I tend to keep forgetting the addition of Avery (who for some reason I think plays his best hockey in a NYR uniform and seems meant to be here). And when you browse through the various line combo concepts and D pairings in this thread, it does jump at you that this more resembles a real hockey team. More grit, too.
Something else I'm noticing...

Rosival-Redden
Staal-Girardi
Mara-Morris

we do not have a classic 3rd defensive pairing. Our back end resembles our front end in that while we don't have a 1A set of guys taking 25+ minutes of ice time (hopefully Redden will continue to debate that claim (but playing the same minutes) we do have 3 sets of 1B/2nd pairing defensemen that Torts can evenly play 20 minutes each a game and in various roles.


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03-05-2009, 03:23 PM
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Näslund - Gomez - Antropov (should motivate Nik)
Korpikoski - Drury - Callahan (wellbalanced)
Voros - Dubinsky - Zherdev (more talented than other team third lines)
Avery - Betts - Sjöström (for tough times)

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03-05-2009, 03:31 PM
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However u want to juggle them the top 6 needs to be a combo of:

Antropov, Zherdev, Naslund, Dubinsky ,Gomez, Drury

The bottom 6 are:

Korpikoski,Avery,Callahan, Sjostrom , Betts, Orr

Voros spare of course and if they have to later Bell, Rissmiller with Moore and Anisimov as options too

the D is 6 strong now and I would guess anyone of Potter, Sauer ,Sanguinetti could be the extra

Somehow they got good players in with the horrible cap situation so you do have to credit Sather a bit here folks

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03-05-2009, 04:08 PM
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I don't agree with the rest of the post, but that last part I do agree with. Not so sure Antropov is quick enough to be effective with Gomez, though I would assume that's where they will be tried first.

I also don't know if Naslund and Antropov on the same line is such a good idea. As for Avery, I'd rather see him play with either Gomez or Zherdev. Create space for them and use his quickness and decent hands to maybe help out offensively.
gomez has 10 points in his past 10 games and i think 8 in his past 7. naslund has also said in the past that hes at his best when someone on his line is very good with the puck and can set up plays.

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03-05-2009, 04:55 PM
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gomez has 10 points in his past 10 games and i think 8 in his past 7. naslund has also said in the past that hes at his best when someone on his line is very good with the puck and can set up plays.
Points aren't everything, especially when you happen to be a player that does so many detrimental things like Gomez.

As for Naslund, I don't see anything wrong with him right now. He's doing as well as he can at this point in his career. I don't see his game getting any better regardless of who he is playing with, unless it's a superstar talent.

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03-10-2009, 04:38 PM
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With Torts' shuffling last night, it leads me to wonder what we'll see against NSH...

I'm also wondering how much longer Torts will stick with Korp as the 3rd line center, before we're back to Gomez, Drury, and Dubi at C.

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I'm hoping to see Gomez-Drury-Dubi-Betts down the gut soon. I think it makes the team stronger as I believe that Avery and Naslund are better offensive players on the left wing than Dubi, that Dubi's better than Korps at center, and that Korps is better on the right wing than at center.

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03-10-2009, 08:07 PM
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I want to see Zherdev-Antropov, C'MON ALREADY!

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I'm hoping to see Gomez-Drury-Dubi-Betts down the gut soon. I think it makes the team stronger as I believe that Avery and Naslund are better offensive players on the left wing than Dubi, that Dubi's better than Korps at center, and that Korps is better on the right wing than at center.
Totally agree. No matter how much Dubi and Drury have struggled this season, they're better centermen than Korpi. And though Dubi has looked good at the wing, Korpi has been better there for stretches this season.

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03-13-2009, 01:47 AM
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After tonight's game:

Avery - Gomez - Cally
Zherdev - Drury - Antropov
Naslund - Dubi - Korpedo
Sjostrom - Betts - Orr

I'd like to see Dubi back at center and Zherdev-Drury worked earlier this season. I swear if Torts tries to "further" his message by scratching Z for Voros I will be so pissed.

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03-13-2009, 08:30 AM
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avery - gomez - cally
dubi - drury - antro
nasland - ani - z
sjostrom - blair - korpedo

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Avery Gomez Callahan
Naslund Drury Antropov
Korpikoski Dubinsky Zherdev
Sjostrom Betts Orr

Redden Morris
Staal Rozsival
Mara Girardi

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lets be honest, orr is not going to suit up, or shouldn't suit up for all the games in the playoffs....

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03-13-2009, 01:25 PM
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lets be honest, orr is not going to suit up, or shouldn't suit up for all the games in the playoffs....
If Torts goes with his plan of rolling 3 rolling lines in situations like the playoffs, it might not matter who is on the 4th line anyway.

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Totally agree. No matter how much Dubi and Drury have struggled this season, they're better centermen than Korpi. And though Dubi has looked good at the wing, Korpi has been better there for stretches this season.

I agree with that. Dubinsky can play left wing but with Totorella rolling three lines he is a strenght at center which is his natural position.

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03-13-2009, 02:14 PM
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i'd like to see Zherdev and Antropov together, with Dubinsky centering.

Except, i would put Antropov on the LW.

And the reason is i'd like to see him be able to use his body to shield the puck from defenders when controlling the puck on the wing. The power play is a different situation, he can play the RW on the power play.

He is currently on his opposite wing, but he doesn't have the foot speed.


Avery - Gomez - Callahan

Antropov - Dubinsky - Zherdev

Naslund - Drury - Korpikoski


That's what i'd like to see at least tried in practice.

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03-17-2009, 10:55 AM
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These would be my lines with Antropov and Zherdev together.
You have Avery, Gomez, Drury, Antopov, Dubinsky and Zherdev on the top two lines and Dubinsky is at center. Drury is better as Gomez right wing than Callahan. The line will work with Avery at left wing.

Avery - Gomez - Drury

Antropov - Dubinsky - Zherdev

Naslund - Korpikoski- Callahan

Sjostrom - Betts - Orr

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I want to see Zherdev-Antropov, C'MON ALREADY!
They had a nice little cris-cross drop and shot going on in the last game. I could see them working together.

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03-17-2009, 11:39 AM
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Except, i would put Antropov on the LW.
Not a good idea for RW. Antropov used to play C, you can try that, but why put them together?

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