Lineup Changes

Voros/Brashear Out, Line Changes

As per Steve Zipay, scratched again will be Donald Brashear, with Aaron Voros joining him in the Prucha Box. Coach John Tortorella is playing with the lines tonight against Washington, putting the newly acquired Olli Jokinen between Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky, who is shifting to wing. Erik Christensen will center Vinny Prospal and Marian Gaborirk.

It’s good to see that Torts is, at least attempting to, spread the scoring out. A front loaded line of Prospal-Jokinen-Gaborik will always draw the top defensive pairing. By spreading it out, you make other coaches rethink that strategy. Yes, Gaborik will still draw top defensive pairings, but maybe the combination of Dubi-Jokinen-Cally can spark the Rangers offense.

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  • Agreed that it’s good to see Torts spreading out the potential offense.

    Happy to see Christensen back on the top line. He seems to be able to get the pick to Gaborik creating scoring opportunities.

    Would be great if Dubinsky, Jokinen, Callahan clicked. That has the potential to be a great second line.

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