Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 7/30/12

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 30: Head coach John Tortorella of the New York Rangers during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on January 30, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Rangers 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
I understand this is as big an exercise in futility as there is, as figuring out a Rubix Cube while intoxicated is easier than determining line combinations with John Tortorella's team.However, it's a slow day in Ranger land and a healthy debate never hurts. Listed below are what I think could realistically be line combos heading into next season. Bear in mind, this excludes any further transactions that  happen between now (Shane Doan or someone else) and the start of the season. Also, Marian Gaborik is not listed because of his injury and rehab.Hagelin-Richards-NashKreider-Stepan-CallahanBourque-Boyle-PyattRupp-Halpern-Asham  I think Richards and Nash will be a pair to start the season. Nash's power forward game may be better suited with Richards. Could he play with Stepan? Sure. But I believe Nash and Richards will be given a shot to start out. The 2nd line aka #TheUnitedLine as I like to call them will be reunited. At times, they showed to be an effective line last season and, ...
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