Friday, November 20, 2009

Lisin Back to 4th Line, Replaced by Brashear

Steve Zipay at Blue Notes reports that Enver Lisin has been demoted to the fourth line, replaced by Donald Brashear who will skate with Chris Higgins and Ryan Callahan.

...looks like Torts wants to add a little more toughness to the top of the line-up. Brashear is going to have to step-up his game if he wants to last one period with his new linemates.

9 comments:

rusty said...

Jeez Louise! Am I crazy or is Brashear having trouble keeping up with the 4th line guys? Somehow I don't see this as a solution to what ails the Blueshirts.

Jack said...

Brashear used to be a bruiser. He's past his prime and it is so obvious...to us.

CubanC said...

At this point there's no excuse NOT to bring up Grachev. Relying on Brashear to play the 3rd line? I don't think so.

fleisch said...

Why this kid, Who plays center, has not been brought up yet is beyond me....Forget about Grachev, lets bring up Corey Locke from Hartford!!!!!!!

# GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP
84 Corey Locke 19 11 18 29 2 16 8

sam koeppel said...

How does a person who was not good enough to play in the playoffs against the rangers become a third line guy for them? Sather needs to reevaluate this team and tear it apart. There should be only three players who you are not willing to trade, Gaborik, Prospal, and Del Zotto. This team is going nowhere fast.

Jack said...

Bring up the AHL guns!

James said...

Fleisch,

Locke has had a good season so far in the AHL, but he's 5'8" and 165 pounds. He's 26 and before this season, he's never been a PPG player in the AHL. The last thing the Rangers need is an undersized career minor leaguer--they're aleady getting pushed around enough.

Grachev is surely the better choice. Getting that kid meaningful NHL minutes will only help his development and that will pay real dividends down the road.

theking said...

Fuck the Rangers. Ive been a Ranger fan my whole life but Im starting to lose it. Its one thing when you have a bad team but we really are not that bad talent wise. I just cant stand the decisions Sather makes. It makes my head explode. Sather signed Brashear like the fucking idiot he is and now he is trying to prove it was a good signing. Sather needs to go. I dont even want the Rangers to win the cup with that asshole as GM.

Sean Avery 16 said...

Wasnt everyone pissed and wondering why sather signed brashear in the first place. Hes 38 years old and is a goon. I never liked him throughout his whole career and i try to like him but i just cant. if he steps up and starts beating the shit out of guys after hank gets run over, then maybe people will give him a little respect. And one other point off topic. If you have a top line of prospal gaborik and avery,it should generate more scoring because avery will be a pest and the defemse will pay attention to him while gaborik will have more space , and we all have seen sean avery score goals, if he starts getting more playing time like last game he will become that player again.