Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 9/30/13
Photo: Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images After the Rangers announced their final cuts yesterday, they practiced and showcased some new lines. These lines are not quite set, as Ryan Callahan is not cleared to play in games (just cleared for contact). Rick Nash, who missed practice, would take Cally’s place on the top line: Brad Richards-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan Taylor Pyatt-Brian Boyle-Jesper Fast Benoit Pouliot-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello JT Miller-Dominic Moore-Derek Dorsett The first thing that stands out is that Brad Richards is on the wing. This is honestly a very savvy coaching move. It is clear that Richards is not the Richards of old, but can be a very effective offensive player. By placing him on the wing, Alain Vigneault is limiting his defensive responsibilities and allowing Richards to play more to his strengths. It’s a move that may seem small, but may have a big impact. What is a bit intriguing is that Miller is on the fourth line with Moore and Dorsett. Mille...
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