Friday, January 29, 2010

Christensen Back; Redden Safe

Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants reports that Erik Christensen will most likely be back in the line-up tomorrow night in Phoenix on the second line with Chris Drury and Brandon Dubinsky.

...seriously did Tortorella somehow forget about all the offense the Dubsinky-Christensen-Gaborik line produced? Unreal.

Gross says the healthy scratches will likely come from today’s fourth line group of Sean Avery, Donald Brashear, Brian Boyle, Ales Kotalik and Aaron Voros.

...with the Phoenix being a young, fast team, I'd go with Brashear and Voros being the scratches.

Finally, Gross reports that only six defensemen made the trip meaning Wade Redden, who had a lengthy chat with Tortorella after practice to clear the air, looks like a go for tomorrow night.


Jay-R said...

I agree it was stupid breaking up Dubi-Christensen-Gaborik line. They were scoring he broke them up for no reason. Prospal has not helped Gaborik score. Its more like Gaborik was helping Prospal pick up points.

I dont understand how they are handling Dubinsky. He is a important piece for the rangers future. I would like to see him play with Gaborik for the rest of the year. And then you can really judge if Dubi is ready to center the top line next year. Instead of this shifting Dubi back and fourth from the wing to center to 1st line then to the 2nd line every 5 games.

fleisch said...

Torts is killing me.... I am wondering if the plan is to totally piss of redden to the point he demands a trade or a buyout...

i would keep voros in the lineup and keep Brashear and Kotalik in the press box