#NYR hit the ice for morning practice before heading to Philly...J.T. Miller, Rick Nash, & Anton Stralman are not practicing today— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 25, 2013
Reports from practice were that Miller was getting treatment on his injured wrist while Nash and Stralman were given maintenance days.
...i hope this maintenance day for Nash isn't the same as the last one when we didn't see him for over a week. He did take a nice slash to the wrist last night.
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that while the lines were jumbled with Nash and Miller out, Richards and Kreider remained together as did Boyle and Gaborik.
...assuming Zuccarello isn't going to play in Philly tomorrow, so I would expect the lines to look similar to last night, unless Miller is able to play, then who knows.
...once Zuccarello is in New York, the Philly results will likely have a big influence on what the lines look like going forward. Either way, I expect The Hobbit to be on the first power play unit. I mean, why else is he here?
Nahty's wrist is probably swollen, should be back on Tues. Stral may have a bit of a more serious issue, hope not since he was starting to come on
I'm sure Nash is fine. (I get gut feelings on these things and I'm not worried about him at the moment lol.) The maintenance day for Stralman may explain his play as of late. (Figured he was injured but missing practice when he barely get 10 minutes a night now means its probably something that's holding him back.)
As for Zucc on the power play, you and I would put him there which probably means Torts won't lol
Hobbit might be here for the shootout? no ice time except for getting in the shootout, instead of playing someone on the 4th line for 2 minutes...
@Ryan_Heda Would rather see Miller and Richards swapped
@Ryan_Heda Like the lines. The 1st and 3ed are lines that have performed well in the past but for whatever reason they have not gone back to it. Not holding my breath...
@Ryan_Heda Good lines. Those top three lines are the most balanced they can be probably, though the 2nd line leaves a lot to be desired defensively. Miller, Cally, and a rejuvenated Kreider are good enough defensively to play against a top line but actually produce offensively the way a Boyle centered 3rd line can't.