Lineup notes: Boyle with Richards and St. Louis

Per Andrew Gross, coach Alain Vigneault has switched up the lines a bit headed into a potential clincher against Ottawa:

Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash
Brian Boyle-Brad Richards-Martin St. Louis
Benoit Pouliot-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello
Dan Carcillo-Dominic Moore-Derek Dorsett

Ryan McDonagh is also out tonight, so the defensive pairings will remain the same.

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7 Responses to “Lineup notes: Boyle with Richards and St. Louis”

  1. It took the coach long enough to come up with obvious. Unless you are a Boyle hater.

    • I’m a huge Boyle fan. I think he is incredibly underappreciated, and plays a pivotal role for this team.

      However, his 21 goal season was an anomoly. He’s no 2nd line anchor.

      • Obviously he is the best 4th liner. AND he has 6 goals on the 4th line. None of the other 4th liners has the opportunities stone hands has. He almost scored 10 more goals.

  2. Maybe this is the spark for he the two old timers to get the wheel chairs going!!

    On a serious note, agree with what RR said, what took so look????

  3. Not even close. If Boyle is a long term second liner the Rangers are in trouble. I’m not sure how “obvious” this move is. Man, that Kreider injury is a killer right now. Kind of shows that this team maybe doesn’t have the forward depth that we all thought.

    • The team has great bottom 6 depth, but is clearly max’d out on the top 6.

      Boyle is a clear 4th liner. At times, he could be used on the 3rd line. But anchoring a top 6 scoring line? Yikes.

      Get well, Kreids!

  4. Boyle,St Louis, Richards line inevitable since all 3 will be gone next season.

    St Louis an absolute bust in NY. Rivals Sather
    Bure, Zherdev, Linsin trade disasters of the past