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New lines to compensate for Callahan injury

Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers have some new lines to compensate for the injury to captain Ryan Callahan:

Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Taylor Pyatt-Brad Richards-Rick Nash
Carl Hagelin-Brian Boyle-Derek Dorsett
Benoit Pouliot-Dominic Moore-Arron Asham

Gross noted that Derick Brassard is taking a maintenance day after taking a shot off the leg last night, and that he will take Pyatt’s spot in the lineup for tomorrow’s game.

26 Responses to “New lines to compensate for Callahan injury”

  1. Chris F says:

    Good to see that top line re-united, they were effective earlier in the year before Nash came back.

    Keeping the Brassard-Richards-Nash line intact is also a good call, given their chemistry last night.

    Hagelin-Boyle-Dorsett is an interesting combination, we’ll see how that mix of speed, back-checking, and high-energy grind come together.

    Pouliot-Moore-Asham is a decent 4th line, but I doubt will be that noticeable.

    • Seahorse says:

      you sound mildly optimistic which is a rarity around her the last week or so

      • Seahorse says:

        not saying i’m optimistic but the sky isn’t falling either

      • Chris F says:

        It’s been a depressing 72 hours.

        And yet, despite what I see on the ice these few games, I can’t completely ignore what I know some of these players can do. We’ve seen Richards re-surge this year, along with Kreider and Zuccarello. We know what Stepan, Hagelin, Callahan, Nash, Brassard, and Boyle can be. We’ve seen our blueline be one of the best in the League with this exact personnel. We know what we have in goal. There is reason yet to be optimistic.

        I gotta go with that for a little while, because the alternative –wanting to blow this team up– is not really an alternative at all.

        • Seahorse says:

          yeah i guess when there’s the talent and they’ve been playing this badly and STILL ONLY ONE POINT OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS there is room to be optimistic.

          Dave maybe you should guys should make a public announcement about our playoff standing so people don’t jump off the Chrysler building

      • Gary says:

        Not much to be optimistic about. Highest paid goalie in the league and 1/3 of the way in he’s still ordinary. A team that finally gets an extended home stand and does not show up.

        It’s the lack of work ethic that I find disturbing. I am not one of those alarmists. What I do in real life requires extended periods of not over reacting. But what I am seeing here is some not good signs. Almost as if Torts was right the whole time.

        Full disclosure: I was fine with the coaching change. But current observations are what they are.

        • @Centerman21 says:

          Right about what? He built the roster for him and his style of play. Now AV changes the program and installs a difficult system to play and this system makes individual jobs on the ice much tougher. It’s also worth noting (or reminding everyone) that many of these players either came into the NHL during Torts reign or played most of career with his zone coverages. We wanted change but not the period that change may take to fully complete. This could be a 2-3 year progression. Who knows? AV might change the entire team.

  2. Mikeyyy says:

    This reminds me of babes in toyland.

    What happened to him?

    Slowly slowly he sank into the sea although we tried to save him he sank into the sea.

  3. joe719 says:

    Its hard to be optimistic when you have a fourth line of Pouliot-Asham-Moore. Just what do they add to the lineup? Pouliot and Moore are only there because they were lousy on the other lines they were on. I think this team is just treading water until a Trade comes down. You can’t keep bringing up past successes with this group. That happened under the past regime. Any success they had so far this year has been fleeting. Until they import the type of personnel that can play the uptempo offensive gave AV wants, nothing will change. Now, its up to AV to adapt to what he has. Thats how I believe we will start to judge AV as a coach. If hes trying to put square pegs in round holes, without adapting at all for the type of team he has, then that is on him; and he will deserve any criticism he gets.

    • Bloomer says:

      As a coach AV needs to go to the rink with the players he has, not the players he wishes he has. Its his job to get the most with the cards he has been dealt. If he is not up to the task, find a coach that is.

  4. Walt says:

    What did Einstein say about doing the same thing, and expecting different results-it’s damn crazy!!

    Pouliot, and Pyatt reinserted in the line up, what are we to expect, same results-crazy!!

    Why not go to the youth, play them, and take a chance?? That would only make sense, and we can’t have that with this front office. The kids will bust their tails off, play to try and impress, and stay up should they succeced…..

    Just a thought, but what a hair brain idea that is. We all love our well worn slippers, very comfortable, is Slats that way with these re-treads??

    Oh well, over the 55 years or so that I have followed this team, I got used to some very longggggggggggg seasons, and Slats is doing his best to top many of those. Maybe my wife and I should go to Florida for a few weeks, and forget about it, this will prevent me from getting a heart attack, or bleeding ulcer!! WTF Slats????

    • SalMerc says:

      Agreed!

    • Chris F says:

      Walt,

      Those are simply practice lines. Brassard sat out practice bur will play in place of Pyatt.

      Also, McIlrath just called up.

      • Walt says:

        Oh My God, they pulled the trigger, that’s wonderful news, THANKS!!!!!!!

        Slats, your not that much of a peckerhead after all!!!!!!! Yes you are, I just got carried away there for a moment.

  5. Chris F says:

    McIlrath recalled from Hartford.

    • Arisrules says:

      Not a big fan of a the call-up. Seems like he needed some more seasoning.

      • Chris F says:

        He was in over his head during preseason for sure.

        Maybe coaching staff has seen something since then.

  6. JS says:

    Andrew Gross clearly states that:

    “Without Brassard (or Callahan), here were the Rangers’ practice lines, which, obviously, won’t be the ones the team starts with against the Blue Jackets:”

    • Chris F says:

      That’s mentioned in the initial post: Brassard will take Pyatt’s spot for the game.

  7. joe719 says:

    If Mcllrath is ready, give him a look. They can’t get any worse back there. At least we’ll get a look at him; finally able to put a face with the name. If he keeps the crease clear, Hank might even buy him a new suit!

  8. Mikeyyy says:

    If McI can play. It spells the end of dan girardi.

  9. Mikeyyy says:

    So it is true. The undertaker is coming to the garden.

  10. Rangers Fan in Boston says:

    Justin should host a chat this Friday.