Thursday, September 30, 2010

Prospal Centering Top Line; Christensen Scratched Friday (Updated)

Update, 11:38 a.m.:
@thenyrangers tweets that Mark Messier on ice with centers huddled around him discussing faceoffs.

Andrew Gross tweets that Rozsival is not on the ice this morning.

...could be his knee injury flaring up after last night's game. There was one play in the second period when his man completely skated right past him to the net and he was laboring to catch-up.

...something to keep an eye on that could effect cuts.

Original Post:
Steve Zipay tweets that Vinny Prospal was centering Marian Gaborik and Alex Frolov this morning at practice, while Erik Christensen along with Todd White and Tim Kennedy were wearing orange jerseys meaning they are likely scratches on Friday against Ottawa.

...candidate #3 for the top center job. Right now I'm on "Team Stepan."

Jesse Spector tweets today's lines...

Frolov-Prospal-Gaborik
Avery-Stepan-Fedotenko
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan
Boogaard-Boyle-Prust
Kennedy-Christensen-White


...man where do you put Drury when he comes back?

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16 comments:

Mike said...

maybe drury becomes 4th line center or winger. I dont see anyone else id like to take out for drury.

ke11y96 said...

One would have to think that were looking at what could be opening day roster. In my opinion there's only two ways it changes.

Frolov - Weiss/Brassard - Gaborik
Prospal - Anisimov - Callahan
Avery - Stepan - Fedotenko
Kennedy - Drury - Prust
Boyle and Boogaard become extra's and Boyle plays till Drury Comes back.

Same line up except Prospal at 1C and Dubinksy is 2nd line LW. I still believe Christensen and White are gone. If anyone remembers when the rangers had tortorella on tv he discussed christensen and about his confidence and how he is there for a game then disappears for 3, I think he's not a big christensen supporter at all.

ts16nyc said...

Drury should be 1st line center in Hartford.

Chris said...

"...candidate #3 for the top center job. Right now I'm on 'Team Stepan.'"

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I dont know... I think the Fedo-Stepan-Avery line was MUCH more solid than AFro-Stepan-Gabby

I think you can pencil in Either Christensen or Prospal into the #1 center spot, barring a trade.

That being said... I still dont think Christensen deserves a spot.

Also having a hard time seeing who to take out for drury.

Kevin DeLury said...

I hear you Chris, that line has looked real good and it takes a little pressure off Stepan as well, but I'd still like to see him on that top line b/c I honestly think he's the best option right now.

Chris said...

any more word on the trade rumors between NYR and PHO/CBJ/FLA?

Kevin DeLury said...

Nothing still just speculation.

wonderin said...

Drury should take Boogaard's place when he comes back...

Gary said...

lol I don't see a trade happening by next week. If there is one, its gonna be swapping spare parts, which would be kennedy, white, maybe prust. Don't expect a young D-man or young core player to get dealt. The organizations goals are to keep those players together. They're playing great right now too.

Dan W said...

I dont think we need Boyle Prust and Boogaard. I like them all but they wont produce much. Im expecting a trade still.

KD said...

i personally think that Drury detracts from the team...so have him be 4th line center i guess.

AnnoyingJoe said...

Doesnt Drury have a no movement clause? He could refuse being sent down, though I doubt he would refuse, nor do I think they would send him down.

wonderin - wouldnt be surprised.

Dan - clmon, prust is a good piece, though that does make him tradeable....

chef dave said...

anoyngjoe,
Drury has a full no move clause, meaning he cant be traded or "Reddened".

wonderin said...

Boogaard will have to be in line up against at least one team...the flyers...sather wants shelley to take a beating...

LI Joe said...

yes a us olympian is going to be 4th liner for the dominant juggernaut new york rangers. yeah sure. and yes 4th liners in olympics at least for the major teams could play at both ends of the ice

maybe for a couple of games and then drury will be moved to a more prominent rule.

William said...

It's either Kennedy or White that gets sent down. Prospal will be hurt at some point, so we'll need at least both of them eventually. Otherwise, these lines look like a pretty good indicator of the starting lining up minus Drury. We will keep Christensen and/or White/Kennedy on the roster for games where either Prust or Boogaard don't play. So, basically, I see this team carrying 2 extra forwards plus a man on injured reserve. Where Drury plays when he returns as good a question as any.