...look for the same lineup tonight as yesterday in Pittsburgh, and likely the same line combinations. That means no Sean Avery back with Jaromir Jagr and Brandon Dubinsky, a combination that seemed to have success before Scott Gomez’s injury.
“All of our lines have had success when they’re first put together,” Renney said when asked about it. “The ability to sustain that has been the trick.”
...has Renney not seen the sustained success of the four line combinations he's sent out since February 23rd. The team went 9-2-3 in those 14 games. I know he had to break them up three games ago due to the Betts and Gomez injuries. But Gomez has been back in the lineup the last two games, which means the top three lines should have been re-united. Instead, Renney his inexplicably stuck with these new line combinations. While the team is 1-1 in those two games, we have only scored 4 goals.
...and when have all of his line changes had success when they were first put together. At no point did Drury centering Jagr ever work.
...if the Rangers lose tonight and don't make the playoffs Renney has to be held responsible.
For more wisdom from Renney, Rangers On Demand has his morning press conference as well as player interviews...
...not sure why Valiquette is being interviewed. Maybe Renney is thinking about starting Vally tonight because he wants to keep him sharp for the playoffs.