Category: ‘Forwards’

Lindberg? Hayes? Why not both?
May 20th, 2017 at 9:49 AM
***PHOTO1*** With the expansion draft looming, there's naturally going to be a lot of talk and speculation about who the Rangers are going to lose to Las Vegas. It's certainly not fun envisioning one of our beloved Blueshirts in Vegas Gold/Black/Whatever, but it's just the reality of the situation....

Rangers vs. Senators – Forwards Preview
April 25th, 2017 at 9:48 AM
***PHOTO1*** JUSTIN TANG / THE CANADIAN PRESS It's been well-documented at this point that the Rangers ousted the Canadiens in the first round by prioritizing skill throughout their lineup at forward.  Montreal was a well-coached team with outstanding goaltending, but they were simply unable to match New York's...

Breaking up the “Kid Line” would be a bad idea
March 22nd, 2017 at 12:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** Photo Credit: AP / Jim Mone Over the weekend, Alain Vigneault decided to put Pavel Buchnevich, Oscar Lindberg, and Jimmy Vesey together on the fourth line. The trio clicked immediately, despite some concerns they might be defensively deficient. It provides even more evidence to support the speed/skill...

The benefits of scoring and skill depth
March 20th, 2017 at 6:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** Bruce Bennet/Getty Images It's no secret that I am a big proponent of four skill lines that can put the puck in the net. If I haven't come out and said it, it's been implied in almost every post I've written about lineup decisions and forwards. The...

Appreciating the Rangers’ scoring depth
March 16th, 2017 at 6:27 AM
***PHOTO1*** As the Rangers gear up for a playoff run, a lot of the focus has been on potential opponents and/or pending lineup decisions. But I want to take a step back and appreciate the big picture for a second. In September, we all thought the Rangers had no...