In my last piece on the Rangers need to keep Michael Grabner, I made a few mistakes centered around my belief that Brady Skjei required protection. That led me to think the Rangers would go the 8 skaters and 1 goalie route instead of the 7F, 3D, 1G option. Read more
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Michael Grabner scored his 26th goal last night in a Garden win over Nashville. He is on pace to shatter his career high of 34 and is flirting with his first ever 40 goal season. More importantly, the chemistry he has developed with center, Kevin Hayes and winger, J.T. Miller make it paramount that the Rangers keep the 29 year old speedster. Read more
With the Rangers bye week finally over, the Blueshirts are back in action Friday night when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at MSG. And while the bye week was definitely long, it was much needed for the players, both healthy and injured. The break has allowed the Rangers to get healthier, with Pavel Buchnevich, Mika Zibanejad and Rick Nash all appearing to be ready to go in this one. And with those three guys potentially back into the lineup, here are my predicted line combinations for this Eastern Conference match-up.