In Q&A Torts says he plans on trying Rick Nash and Brad Richards on same line "I think it'll work...I'm anxious to see them play together"— Jim Cerny (@JimCerny) September 9, 2012
Would Tortorella then put Gaborik on right wing and create an elite scoring first line? Or would he bump Callahan up there and balance out the second line? Either way, this is very much a sign of how much this organization has changed in the last few years. Three years ago we were praying that the Chris Higgins' and Alex Frolov's of the world would surprise in training camp and prove themselves as legitimate first line options. Now, I count as many as six forwards on the roster who legitimately could be deserving of first-line icetime.
And of course, it wouldn't be a team coached by John Tortorella if the lines didn't change twice a month. I think it's safe to say that Tortorella will break up these two at some point in the season. Nonetheless, like John Tortorella, I am incredibly anxious to see what transpires. The only thing that will prevent Rangers fans from witnessing two quality scoring lines for the first time in a very long time is Gary Bettman.
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Um when is the season starting? OH yeah noone has a freaking clue. They need to get on the damn ball over there.
@TheNYRBlog I read "The plan is to start the season..." and got excited. Please refrain from using such terms until further notice. #lockout
@Herman_NYRBlog I imagine it's going to be Nash Richards and Cally 1st line with Stepan Gabby and Hags/Kreids on 2nd.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG I'll put some pointless recap about it up tomorrow.