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Rangers Top Line Talks Rangers Top Line

Blueshirts United has these quotes from the Rangers new top line on their play last night…

Brad Richards…

We found each other tonight. (Gaborik and Hagelin) skate so good so if I can get just a little time with the puck I can throw it into areas and they jump on it, just like tonight. It forces me to play with pace, and I have to keep up with them.

Marian Gaborik…

It’s a lot of fun when you can put up a lot of scoring chances like we did, and score goals, important goals. When we are doing that we are not spending a lot of time in our zone, which is good, too. We just have to build on this.

Carl Hagelin…

It’s a lot of fun just being able to play with those two guys, and creating a lot of chances together is also a lot of fun. Obviously it could have been intimidating for me playing with those two guys, but I saw it as an exciting opportunity instead.

For the defining play of the line last night, click the “Read More” tab below.

And to me the defining play of the line last night was this…

…for long time readers of the blog you know I’ve been pumping up Hagelin since at least his Junior year at Michigan, and while I expected a solid NHL player, I never thought he’d be dominating games offensively the way he has recently.

…haven’t seen a legit, dominant first line on the Rangers since Voros-Dubinsky-Zherdev aka the “Playstation Line”. lol

…have I mentioned that the Richards signing was worth it? Just checking.

…also loved Gaborik getting another goal around the night.

For more on Richards finding his groove, check out this article by Sean Hartnett at CBS New York.

H/T to reader Gary H.

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