Kotalik On First Line

November 20, 2009, by

In another line change, the Rangers have moved Ales Kotalik to the first line. According to Steve Zipay, the move was made because Kotalik can control the puck better than Lisin. I like the move. Kotalik has been the third best offensive player, behind Gaborik and Prospal, and deserves a shot on the first line. These would be my guesses at the rest:




I like the Lisin line. Lots of speed. We’ll see how the Kotalik experiment works. It can’t hurt to try.

Categories : Analysis, Lineup Changes


  1. Dave says:

    Well, they are paying Kotalik $3 million a year, he better produce like a first liner.

  2. becky says:

    I hate the Higgins line. Just sayin’

  3. Dave says:

    Well, it will be a hard working line at least.