Update, 9:09 a.m.:
...ok, disregard everything I said below, No idea what this means for the line-up or the possiblitiy of Kreider being sent down to the Whale.
...assuming this move means Asham (groin) is ready to play. But you've got to wonder what other changes might be made. If I had my druthers, Bickel would be headed to the press box with Kreider returning to the line-up. Which obviously means a third straight game for Eminger.
Here are my dream lines for tonight's game vs. Leafs...
"NYRangers Chris Kreider day to day with bone chip in ankle 8 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite"
So, I know a lot of you guys are not enamored with Bickel but I happen to like him. I think he is fine as a 6th defenseman (I also happen to like Eminegr in that role as well) but I feel that Bickel needs to be in the lineup most nights whether it be on D -preferably- or as the 12th forward.
Because honestly, I think as a fighter, Rupps best days are behind him, Boyle fights about as good as my grandmother and Asham is unreliable.
Also, I think at this point I'd rather have Newbury on the wing than Rupp.
And now we see the reasoning behind the Ferriero-Kolarik trade; Kolarik was trapped in Hartford - he would have struggled in Torts system with the big team and did not stand a real chance of being called up unless in extreme circumstances...we all know Torts and his requirements, and how anyone is subject to the bench at any given time (see Gaborik, Marian)...this all might be something to snap Kreider out of his funk - like a football coach bringing in another placekicker for a look-see when the starter hits a rough patch... personally, I think Ferriero may provide a spark, maybe a reunion with Boyle will be beneficial for both - Boyle has really been a ghost for the first 4 games, a fact which has gone unnoticed.
Hopefully kreider plays! Thinks he deserves a solid shot for more than a few games.. Was too good in the playoffs to be a fluke and sitting isnt doing him any good and sending him down hell just light it up so play him
@JimCerny: Benn Ferriero, just acquired from the #Pens a couple days ago, has been recalled by the #NYR - so who sits?!?
@_Jack Ouch! Could have been much worse...
@JMK8363 Just updated the post. No idea. Wonder if this means Kreider is headed down to Whale.
@KevinDeLury clearly he's on the bubble but they haven't found anyone to step up and the bench is getting incredibly short. I say Kreider stays up even if he doesn't play for another game or two so that he can practice with and at least watch.