Practice notes: John Moore back in lineup

Per Pat Leonard, defenseman John Moore was back in his usual spot on the blue line, next to partner Kevin Klein on the third pair. Leonard also noted that Moore was on the second powerplay unit with Dan Girardi. Moore missed Game Six of the ECF and Game One of the SCF, serving a suspension for his high hit to Dale Weise.

9 Responses to “Practice notes: John Moore back in lineup”

  1. Ok game 1 jitters out of the way. Full regular roster.

    Av is like popovich on the adjustments from game to game.

    Game 2 should be titled . I’m gonna git you sucka.

    #believe. I still do. We have the roster,now we need the drive.

  2. Interestingly, Diaz sported a whopping 72% Corsi in the 2 games he played in Moore’s place.

    Nevertheless, I like Moore’s size, speed, and physicality against the Kings more than what Diaz brings to the table, i.e. mobility and shooting prowess.

    • Yeah buddy.

      Anybody else think that a triple crown title would channel Lundqvist’s inner Swede and propel the Rangers to victory?

  3. I expect Moore will have a huge impact on Saterday. I wouldn’t be surprised if the time off did him well and he comes out swinging. I predict he scores a goal maybe even on the PP if he’s paired with Girardi on the second unit. Speaking of Girardi, why doesn’t AV let Strahlman get a crack at the Point on the PP. He’s got a slightly better shot but is more offensively minded than Girardi is. If Strahlman could pick a corner any corner he would score some goals. He gets chances but shoots right into the goalies chest or midsection every time. Idk. Moore will make a difference with his effortless skating and speed joining the rush.

    • I’ve wondered about that too. Stralman had a solid year on the man advantage in 09/10 with Columbus. 22 of his 34 points were scored on the power play. He certainly is more composed with the puck than Girardi (and that’s not a knock on G). Besides the eye test, Stralman has been known to have the best corsi amongst defenceman in the whole universe. He doesn’t kill nearly as many penalties add Girardi, so I’m sure the pp minutes would be welcome.

      I’m just surprised that besides McDonagh, Richards is our next best option for the point on the power play

      • I’ll knock Girardi as much as I love him haha… I want him no where near a powerplay opportunity. Hey, if he scores a big one tonight, I’ll happily eat crow.

  4. John Moore does have a hard shot whereas Stralmans’ shot…. couldn’t break a pane of glass. I think a fresh, hungry John Moore will bring some energy to the blue line. I am hoping that he comes out with the same physical edge that he showed in his last game against Montreal.

  5. We need to give Hags a shot at some PP time . Also put Nash back on the PP can’t score from the bench