Kreider and Richards will be given every opportunity to succeed (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
In a series of tweets from Andrew Gross, coach Alain Vigneault started to shed some light on the future lines and defensive pairings heading into the season. The new coach has kept Chris Kreider on a line with Brad Richards and Rick Nash, which will probably be the top line when the season starts. The other set line appears to be Benoit Pouliot and Mats Zuccrello flanking Derick Brassard.
Both lines have looked good in their limited preseason action, and both lines are expected to grow together and gain some chemistry to see if they actually work out. This also provides answers to a few questions: Kreider will be given a shot on the top six. Richards will be given a shot at redemption. Pouliot will make this club. New York will have a tertiary scoring line. These were all major questions heading into camp, and all have been answered.
This also answers questions about the second line, which will ...