Remember Darroll Powe? You know, the guy who doesn't score and does a decent job on the penalty kill? Yeah, the guy with the concussion? No, not Clowe, I said Powe. The guy the Rangers got from the Wild for Mike Rupp. Anyway, according to Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record, he worked out off ice during the team’s optional skate yesterday.
...i'd have to assume when Powe is healthy he'd get back in the line-up over Kreider. Although, if Clowe is also ready, then Torts has some interesting decisions to make. No word on Clowe's status.
I still don't know why Kreider is automatically the odd man out. The kid has been skating well and playing a physical all around game. If Torts had any balls he'd pull Richards out of the lineup.
Am I on the outside thinking Powe doesn't get back in the line-up this round? I know everyone (myself included and Larry Brooks this morning) is piling on Brad Richards for disappearing, but the current 4th line of Kreider/Richards/Asham has actually had some good games since Powe went down.
Not to mention the big goose egg on his stat sheet for goals this season. Despite Boston getting a PP goal Thursday night, their overall performance is almost as bad as ours, so I don't know that bolstering our PK Units is a "must" in this series.
guys healthy and in the lineup rushing them back won't help either. The talent is there to beat Boston but the team needs to show up and play a full game.
@_Jack Definitely slow Rangers news this morning. lol
@johnnyb3910 Only reason I thought Powe might replace Kreider is because of Torts' lack of confidence in the kid.
Stop being so logical Kevin. Despite maybe not "needing" Powe on the PK, putting him out there cuts down on the minutes and shot blocks that Step and Cally need to endure, when really they need to focus on contributing 5 on 5.
And I much rather Powe be on the receiving end of a Chara slap shot than our Captain
Agreed in lack of confidence, but perhaps seeing Kreider on power play last game opens the door for Kreids' wheels to chase down some pucks and finally keep the zone on PP.