from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
Vigneault was planning on just about mixing it all up for Tuesday’s match against the Canucks even in the wake of the Blueshirts’ 5-0 rout of the downtrodden Oilers on Sunday. The coach went so far as to return Brad Richards to left wing for the first time since Dec. 20 in conjunction with moving Carl Hagelin off the Richards-St. Louis unit into the spot that belonged to Kreider with Derek Stepan and Rick Nash, while also shifting Moore into a top-nine playmaker’s role.
“That’s just me being me,” Vigneault said following Monday’s practice here in which he rolled out his new combinations that included a fourth line of Carcillo and Dorsett flanking Boyle.
Actually, it was more like Vigneault being John Tortorella, the Vancouver coach who was famous — or infamous — for his constant line-shuffling when he roamed behind the Rangers bench for the last four-plus seasons.
The concept behind moving Hagelin into Kreider’s spot that he h...