Rangers Looking to Stack the Deck, MSL joins Nash & Stepan

No more excuses. Marty must produce now (Getty)

No more excuses. Marty must produce now (Getty)

The buzz at practice today was Martin St. Louis being paired with Derek Stepan and Rick Nash. The little offensive dynamo is mired in a goal scoring slump. Simply put, he has none since joining the Blueshirts on March 5th!

Personally, I love the idea of stacking the deck with Nash and St. Louis against a Flyers team with suspect defense. Unfortunately, this move takes place because Chris Kreider will miss at least 5 games with a hand injury. Most news was vague and team doctors are still evaluating the injury.

In comes JT Miller, who has been red-hot in Hartford with 11 points in his last nine games. He will find himself on a line with Brassard and Zuccarello, unless AV wants to reunite Pouliot with them. Then Miller will play with veteran pivot Brad Richards and speedy Carl Hagelin.

News & Notes:

Carcillo is out with the flu.

John Moore skated today.

 

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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